One Man's War (1991)


One Man's War (1991)
One Man's War (original title)

Based on true events: a Paraguayan doctor and his family seek justice for his son, who was tortured to death by the dictatorial regime of Alfredo Stroessner.
IMDb   6.1 /10
FilmAffinity   6.9 /10
Director Sergio Toledo
Writer Michael Carter
Writer Sergio Toledo
Release Date1991-04-19
Runtime1h 27min
Content RatingPG-13 (PG-13)
AwardsAwards1 nomination
CompanyChannel 4 Television Corporation, Skreba Films, TVS Films
CountryUK, Mexico
Nidiaas Nidia
Fernanda Torres
Fernanda Torres
Dollyas Dolly
Joelitoas Joelito
Miah Michelle
Miah Michelle
Analyas Analy
Dona Teresaas Dona Teresa
José Antonio Estrada
José Antonio Estrada
Leandroas Leandro
Perroneas Perrone
Penaas Pena
Claudia Guzmán
Claudia Guzmán
Charoas Charo
Rufino Echegoyen
Rufino Echegoyen
Duarteas Duarte
Ramirezas Ramirez
Senora Ramirezas Senora Ramirez
Gerardo Quiroz
Gerardo Quiroz
Ramirez's Sonas Ramirez's Son
Officer at Airportas Officer at Airport
Mecical Directoras Mecical Director

One Man's War

One Man's War is a 1991 television drama film set in Paraguay in 1976, under the dictatorship of General Alfredo Stroessner. It is based on the true story of Joel Filártiga (played by Anthony Hopkins), who sought justice for his son's death at the hands of Stroessner's secret police. The film stops before Filártiga launches the landmark international law case of Filártiga v. Peña-Irala (1980).