The German Doctor

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Argentina | 2013 | 93 minutes | Lucía Puenzo

January 25, 2014

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. 

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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

  • Original Language Title: Wakolda
  • 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
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • US Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
  • International Sales: Pyramide International