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The German Doctor

15 yrs 90 minutes 2013 6.8

Argentine director Lucía Puenzo's thriller The German Doctor is based on her own novel Wakolda. The reality-based action revolves around Nazi physician Josef Mengele's experiment with children and pregnant women. The year is 1960 and the place, Patagonia, where Eva, Enzo and their three children open a guesthouse. Their first guest turns out to be a charismatic doctor. 12-year-old Lilith and pregnant mother Eva attract his interest. Therese Lindström in Upsala Nya Tidning writes that the director "succeeds in creating a truly unpleasant mood from the first moment of this well-made film".

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Feature film
Genre: Drama, thriller, bechdel approved
Director: Lucía Puenzo
Actor: Alex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening
Country: Argentina
Language: Spanish

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