The war under consideration in this drama about four young soldiers is the 1982 Falklands War with Great Britain (known in Spanish as the Malvinas War). This issue remains a hot topic in Argentina to the present and is perhaps too hot to handle here in its most controversial aspects. The four young men who are mobilized to go fight in the Falklands all have different interests, ranging from art to money, and different backgrounds that go from the very poor to the upper crust. As their stories are traced from their first day at school until the Argentine defeat in June of 1982, episodes illustrate a society rife with political corruption, terrorism, blind nationalism in some sectors, and media biases. Although the characterization of these youth and their friends is a bit sketchy, it is worth noting that when a civilian government took over in 1983 as a direct result of the military junta's defeat in the Falklands, a film like this could be made for the first time.
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