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THE GERMAN DOCTOR

by Lucía Puenzo

synopsis

Patagonia, 1960. A German physician meets an Argentinean family and follows them on the long desert road to Bariloche where Eva, Enzo and their three children are going to open a lodging house by the Nahuel Huapi lake. This model family reawakens his obsession with purity and perfection, in particular Lilith, a 12 year-old with a body too small for her age. Unaware of his true identity, they accept him as their first guest. They are all gradually won over by this charismatic man, by his elegant manners, his scientific knowledge and his money — until they discover they are living with one of the biggest criminals of all times.

international title: The German Doctor
original title: Wakolda
country: Argentina, Spain, France, Germany, Norway
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Lucía Puenzo
film run: 90'
release date: ES 11/10/2013, FR 06/11/2013, CH 08/01/2014, HU 30/01/2014, PL 14/02/2014, GR 27/03/2014, IT 08/05/2014, RO 20/06/2014, GB 29/08/2014
screenplay: Lucía Puenzo
cast: Natalia Oreiro, Àlex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, Elena Roger, Guillermo Pfening, Ana Pauls, Alan Daicz, Abril Braunstein
cinematography by: Nicolás Puenzo
film editing: Hugo Primero
art director: Marcelo Chaves
music: Andrés Goldstein
producer: Lucía Puenzo, José María Morales, Fabienne Vonier, Gudny Hummelvoll
production: Wanda Visión, Pyramide Productions, Hummelfilm AS, Historias Cinematograficas Cinemania/Argentina
distributor: Pyramide Distribution, Academy Two, Wanda Visión