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Music Box Films Acquires Uruguayan Revenge Thriller ‘A Monster With A Thousand Heads’

Music Box Films Acquires Uruguayan Revenge Thriller 'A Monster With A Thousand Heads'

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Music Box Films is continuing its hot streak of foreign acquisitions by picking up U.S. distribution rights to Rodrigo Plá’s “A Monster With A Thousand Heads.” The drama opened the Orizzonti Competition at the 72nd Venice Film Festival and stars Jana Raluy, Sebastian Aguirre Boeda and Hugo Albores. 

Adapted by Laura Santullo from her own novel, “A Monster With A Thousand Heads” centers on Sonia, who devises a desperate plan to save her husband and access the medical treatment he needs to survive. Her journey puts her in contact with a corrupt insurance office and its complicit representatives, leading her and her son down a rabbit hole of violence.

“Rodrigo Pla´ has delivered that rare thing: a smart, completely believable and brilliantly executed thriller with a social conscience,” said Music Box Films Managing Director Edward Arentz. “Anyone who has unease about placing medical matters of life and death in the hands of profit-centric health insurance companies will immediately identify with, if perhaps not endorse, his heroine’s actions.”

“A Monster With A Thousand Heads” now joins “Censored Voices,” “The Club,” “Francofonia” and “Therapy For A Vampire” on Music Box Films’ upcoming slate. The company is planning a late spring 2016 theatrical release. Watch the trailer above.

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