Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Fish Child



2009 Argentinian Feature
Alternate Title: El niño pez

Cast: Inés Efron, Mariela Vitale Emme, Pep Munné, Diego Velázquez, Carlos Bardem, Arnaldo André, Ailín Salas, Sandra Guida and Julián Doregger
Writer/Director: Lucía Puenzo, based on her novel

Synopsis:
Affluent Lala and impoverished Guayi, her Paraguayan maid, are determined to pursue their romance despite overwhelming disparities in class and status. They plot to steal from Lala's parents in order to run away together to Paraguay.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.0/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Audience: 46%
  • OMG rating: 6 /10
  • Movie Dearest rating: B

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available



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Awards:
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina Award for Best New Actress (Vitale).
  • Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Award for Best Feature Film.

Notes/Trivia:
  • The Fish Child is Lucía Puenzo's first novel.

OMG Movie #646

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