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Blessed by Fire

2005 1h 40m Drama War List
90% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 66% Audience Score 500+ Ratings The attempted suicide of his old soldier buddy rekindles memories for an Argentine. Read More Read Less

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Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine The film equivalent of an adult contemporary song. Rated: 2.5/4 May 4, 2007 Full Review Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com The morbid and gripping war film Blessed by Fire is well worth a look. Mar 22, 2007 Full Review Jonathan Holland Variety Illuminated by Fire is a watchable if none-too-penetrating analysis of the traumatizing effects of a war largely forgotten. Mar 21, 2007 Full Review Christopher Campbell Cinematical For an event rarely thought about outside of its involved countries, the film is a remarkable achievement. Rated: 4.5/5 Sep 18, 2007 Full Review Louis Proyect rec.arts.movies.reviews Bitter recollections of Argentina's ill-fated attempt to win control of the Malvinas from Great Britain. Mar 22, 2007 Full Review Lewis Beale Film Journal International Even though Blessed by Fire is undoubtedly well-made and sincere in its efforts to shine a light on this farcical episode, it also doesn't add anything to the "war is hell" genre. Mar 22, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member its heartbreaking film about your family and friends die right beside you its unfair for them to be gone i just wanted to know that they should never gotten hurt Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member first movie i saw about Malvinas subject, Argentinian land stolen by Brits, and i liked it, it was hursh war, special for those who were sent thr to defend own land, , Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Nice to see a movie that deals with the Argentinian perspective on the Falkland War. It opened my eyes. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member A melancholy war flashback film about Argentine conscripts in the Falklands in '82. Structurally, it's not all that different from what we've seen before, with its young recruits missing their girls, stern but fair NCOs, and clueless COs, but it's well done and covers an unusual topic from an unusual perspective (for most of us). Recommended for war movie buffs. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Buena cinta de producción argentina-española. Trata el asunto de la Guerra de Las Malvinas entre Argentina en Inglaterra. Esteban se entera que su viejo amigo Roberto está en coma por intento de suicidio, apoya a la mujer de este y permanece a su lado, entre flashbacks a 1982 en el frente de batalla de las Islas Malvinas. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member This Argentine film about the Falklands War and its aftermath is largely unbiased and focuses on the tragedy of war and its traumatising effects. It is well made and acted with realistic action sequences and, except for a somewhat anomolous voiceover tagged on the end, successfully avoids politics and nationalism. Recommended. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The attempted suicide of his old soldier buddy rekindles memories for an Argentine.
Director
Tristán Bauer
Screenwriter
Tristán Bauer
Genre
Drama, War
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 40m