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THE HEADLESS WOMAN

by Lucrecia Martel

synopsis

A woman is driving on the highway. She becomes distracted and runs over something. On the days following this incident, she fails to recognize the feelings that bond her to things and people. She just lets herself be taken by the events of her social life. One night she tells her husband that she killed someone on the highway. They go back to the road only to find a dead dog. Friends close to the police confirm that there were no accident reports. Everything returns to normal and the bad moment seems to be over until the news of a gruesome discovery again worries everyone.

international title: The Headless Woman
original title: La mujer sin cabeza
country: Argentina, Spain, France, Italy
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Lucrecia Martel
film run: 87'
release date: ES 28/12/2008, PT 02/04/2009, FR 29/04/2009
screenplay: Lucrecia Martel
cast: María Onetto, Claudia Cantero, Inés Efron, César Bordón, Guillermo Arengo, Daniel Genoud, María Vaner
cinematography by: Bárbara Álvarez
film editing: Miguel Sverdfinger
art director: María Eugenia Sueiro
producer: Enrique Piñeyro
production: El Deseo, Slot Machine, Teodora Film, R&C Produzioni
distributor: Warner Bros Entertainment Spain, Ad Vitam (FR), Ecofilmes/Vitória Filme (PT)

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