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The Fish Child [El Nio Pez] Review


Very Good
Filmmaker Puenzo reunites with her XXY star Efron for this intriguingly warm and textured thriller. The plot kind of goes off the rails, but the internal drama is beautifully written and played.

In Buenos Aires, rich teen Lala (Efron) has fallen in love with her low-caste maid Ailin (Vitale). Lala's brother (Doregger) is just home from rehab, and her judge father (Munne) is getting death threats, so they're oblivious to Lala's dream to run off to Ailin's abandoned family home in Paraguay and live happily ever after. But their crazy plan goes awry, leaving Lala in Paraguay, where she meets Ailin's former soap-star dad (Andre), and Ailin in Argentina, where she's cornered by the cops for something Lala did.

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The Headless Woman [La Mujer Sin Cabeza] Review


Excellent
There's so much going on in between the lines of this film that it can seem almost overwhelming to watch. But gifted filmmaker Martel has crafted an unnervingly internalised thriller for adventurous moviegoers.

When Veronica (Onetto), a respected wife and mother, hits something with her car, she starts to become disconnected from the bustling, well-heeled European society she lives in, haunted by the indigenous people living around the edges of her life. This is clearly caused by guilt, but is that due to her affair with an in-law (Genoud) or the fact that she may have killed someone. As her mental confusion grows, her husband (Bordon) and lover seem to close ranks around her to make everything right again.

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XXY Review


Very Good
The very title XXY conjures up images of sensuality and the forbidden, and it isn't long into the film when it becomes evident that both will come into play in short order.

The center of the movie is Alex (Inés Efron), a girl of 15 who's obviously got a boyish streak in her. Although it's not really laid out explicitly, it soon becomes apparent that Alex harbors a secret -- one which has convinced her family to move from Argentina to an island somewhere in Uruguay -- so they can be away from prying eyes and wagging tongues. The secret: Alex is a hermaphrodite, raised as a girl but now struggling with her masculine side while being prepped quietly for surgery that will make her about as female as it gets.

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The Fish Child [El Nio Pez] Movie Review

The Fish Child [El Nio Pez] Movie Review

Filmmaker Puenzo reunites with her XXY star Efron for this intriguingly warm and textured thriller....

The Headless Woman [La Mujer Sin Cabeza] Movie Review

The Headless Woman [La Mujer Sin Cabeza] Movie Review

There's so much going on in between the lines of this film that it can...

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