1960, a travelling Doctor strikes up a relationship with a local Argentine family, in particular their daughter Lilith, a lonely 12-year-old girl who unknowingly becomes close friends with one of the world's most terrifying war criminals, Josef Mengele A.K.A ‘The Angel Of Death’, the Nazi who is on the run for his crimes in Auschwitz.
Based on true events, this dark, intense dramatic thriller from acclaimed writer- director Lucia Puenzo (XXY, THE FISH CHILD) is adapted from her novel, WAKOLDA, exposing the hidden identity of the 'German Doctor'.
"A muscular force of a Forsythian thriller" ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
Lucía Puenzo was born in 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After studying literature, film and theatre, she published the novels El Niño Pez (2004), 9 minutos (2005), La maldición de Jacinta Pichimahuida (2007), lafuria de la langosta (2010) and Wakolda (2011), all translated in more than fifteen languages. Her first feature film XXY won the Critics’ Grand Prize in Cannes Film Festival 2007 and a Goya for Best Foreign Film. Her second film THE FISH CHILD opened the Panorama section at the Berlin Film Festival 2009. WAKOLDA is her third film.
LOS INVISIBLES – SHORT FILM – 2004 XXY – 2007 THE FISH CHILD – 2009 MAS ADELANTE – SHORT FILM – 2010 WAKOLDA – 2013
WHAT IS WAKOLDA? Wakolda is the name of Lilith's doll in the film, a doll that bares a bigger metaphor than the object itself.. See the film in cinemas August 8th and LIKE the official page here: