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  • 2007
  • Argentina/Spain/France
  • 86 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lucía Puenzo
  • Written by: Lucía Puenzo
  • Cast: Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Inés Efron, Martín Piroyansky, Carolina Peleritti
  • Language: Spanish

15-year old Alex (Efron) possesses both male and female sexual organs. Raised as a girl, her liberal parents (Darin and Bertuccelli) eventually face the question of what is to be done with a girl/boy like Alex. Puenzo's directorial debut is a slow, challenging but ultimately satisfying chamber piece that examines compromise and conformity against the domestic idyll. Recommended.

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8 May 20084 stars

DRAMA (15) 90min What would you do if your only child was a hermaphrodite? Would you let this anomaly of nature lie or would you welcome the intervention of major surgery? This is the dilemma at the centre of Argentinean screenwriter Lucía Puenzo’s…


16 Aug 20074 stars

This, the winning film of the Cannes Critics’ Week International Grand Prix Prize brings to mind the opening line of Jeffrey Eugenedes bestseller Middlesex: ‘I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of…

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