Loading the player ...

The German Doctor

Wakolda

January 25, 2014

Argentina | 2013 | 93 minutes | Lucía Puenzo

In 1960, an Argentine family befriends a charming German doctor on their way to a remote town and he takes a particular interest in their 12-year-old daughter. 

Film: $11 | $6 SIFF Members
Festival Pass: $60 | $40 SIFF Members (includes Opening Night party)

He turns out to be the Nazi war criminal Joseph Mengele in this chilling speculative fiction. Helmut Gregor is quietly terrifying in the lead role, and cinematographer Nicolas Puenzo takes full advantage of evocative landscapes and the unique, Alpine character of Bariloche.
"A creepy story with a lot of morbid fascination, set off by the captivating young Florencia Bado in her first screen role." The Hollywood Reporter

Director: Lucía Puenzo
Principal Cast: Natalia Oreiro, Alex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, Elena Roger, Guillermo Pfening
Country: Argentina, France, Spain, Norway
Year: 2013
Running Time: 93 minutes
Producer: Lucía Puenzo
Screenplay: Lucía Puenzo
Cinematographers: Nicolás Puenzo
Editors: Hugo Primero
Music: Daniel Tarrab, Andrés Goldstein, Laura Zisman
Filmography: The Fish Child (2009), XXY (2007)
Language: Spanish, German, Hebrew
HasSubTitles: Yes
US Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
International Sales: Pyramide International
Show All