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    How 'The German Doctor' Director Lucia Puenzo Found a Film in the Pages of Her Own Novel About Josef Mengele

    Lucia Puenzo is both a director and a novelist, but she is foremost a storyteller. The Argentine filmmaker adapted her latest entry, the dark historical drama "The German Doctor," from her fifth novel. It follows a wayward family in 1960 Patagonia that takes in the devil in a blue sedan, an enigmati...

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    Deceiving Monsters: Lucia Puenzo on "The German Doctor" (Wakolda)

    Fictionalized history in any artistic expression differs from the theories created by revisionists to carve out a narrative that fits their beliefs. Cinematic reinterpretations often, as they should, focus on the characters’ human condition, those emotions or personal plights that never make it to t...

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    Case Study:'Wakolda' or 'The German Doctor' (Argentina's Submission for the Oscar Nomination as Best Foreign Language Film)

    The Samuel Goldwyn Company released Wakolda in the U.S. on Friday, April 25, 2013 in New York at the IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza Theaters, in Los Angeles at The Landmark, in San Francisco at the Landmark Embarcardo and in Berkeley at The Landmark Shattuck. It will go nationwide throughout the spr...

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    Review: The German Doctor (Wakolda)

    The German Doctor, Argentina's Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. U.S. :Samuel Goldwyn Films. International Sales Agent: Pyramide International

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    Review: Argentina's Outstanding 'The German Doctor' Finds a Heart of Darkness in Gorgeous Patagonia

    In the opening sequence of Lucía Puenzo’s “The German Doctor,” a family in 1960 Argentina takes a road trip across the wide, Cinemascoped expanse of Patagonia’s countryside. But they’re not alone. Following closely behind is a blue sedan, and in it, the Angel of Death -- or at least the man who was ...

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    The Platinum Awards: The First Major International Iberoamerican Cinema Awards

    The first ever Platinum Awards for International Iberoamerican Cinema Awards was a gala presentation in Panama City, Panama April 5th, sponsored by EGEDA and FIPCA (The Producers Association). Winners for best Iberoamerican talent in the most important global event promoting and supporting the Iber...

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    Samuel Goldwyn Films Secures U.S. Rights to 'The German Doctor'

    Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired all U.S. rights to writer-director Lucía Puenzo’s ("XXY") "The German Doctor." "The German Doctor" which screened in Un Certain Regard at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival under its Argentinian title "Wakolda," follows Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death” of the Aushchwi...

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