WAKOLDA the German Doctor (12A)

Date Time
Tues 2nd Sep 7.45pm

Dir: Lucia Puenzo | Argentina / France / Spain / Norway | 2013 | 93 mins | Spanish/German w/Eng ST
Cast | Àlex Brendemühl, Natalia Oreiro, Florencia Bado, Diego Peretti

Set in Patagonia in 1960, Lucia Puenzo’s (XXY) assured, gripping Wakolda follows Helmut Gregor, a German doctor who meets an Argentinian family and follows them on a desert road to Bariloche where they’re taking over a lakeside hotel; which he moves into while waiting for his wife to join them. He becomes friendly with the family and particularly with young Lilith, whose stunted growth, due to hormone deficiencies, he is eager to treat. But unbeknownst to everyone in the town who comes to accept this charismatic, elegant man, Gregor has a shockingly terrible past…

Combines the muscular force of a Forsythian thriller with something purely eerie, static and atmospheric” **** Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

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