Dime Quién Soy: Mistress of War
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Dime Quién Soy: Mistress of War
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What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dime Quién Soy (English title: Tell Me Who I Am) is a historical drama about a woman who lives through the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the Cold War. The drama is centered around a socialite, Amelia (Irene Escolar), who finds herself in relationships with political activists, including both a communist spy and a soldier in Hitler's army. The series features violence related to war and political unrest, as well as some sexual content related to espionage (mostly clothed bedroom scenes). The show's premise reveals a major period of history through Amelia's eyes, but some prior knowledge of history might be helpful in following it.
rather shocking violence and sex, not recommended for young kids
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What's the Story?
DIME QUIEN SOY: MISTRESS OF WAR begins in Spain, 1934. Young Amelia (Irene Escolar) enters into an unwanted marriage to save her father's factory. Soon, however, Amelia decides she wants more from her life, which leads to a relationship with a communist activist named Pierre (Oriol Pla). Leaving her family behind, she embarks on a journey that takes her all over the world and allows her to experience some of the major events of the 20th century, including World War II.
Is It Any Good?
History is often the most exciting when it's retold from the inside, from the point of view of someone who lived through it. Dime Quién Soy's Amelia, through whom the viewer experiences three 20th century wars, has more agency than most characters in her position. Compared to someone like, for an obvious example, Forrest Gump, Amelia's personal choices drive and shape the story. She's not just a victim to which history has happened -- she interrogates wrongdoings and acts on her beliefs. That's the series' strength, and it's enough to make it stand out against other historical dramas.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the central character. Who is Amelia? Where is she from? What is her background? What is happening in her life when we meet her? What are her beliefs? How does she see the world?
What are the major decisions Amelia makes throughout Dime Quién Soy? How do these decisions shape her life? How do they shape her personal and political beliefs?
What historical events take place in Dime Quién Soy? How are they portrayed? Do they give you any new insight into this period? If so, what did you learn?
- Premiere date: March 9, 2021
- Cast: Irene Escolar, Oriol Pla, Pierre Kiwitt
- Network: Peacock
- Genre: Drama
- Topics: Activism, Book Characters, History
- TV rating: TV-MA
- Last updated: February 28, 2022
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