Wakolda (2013)

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Avg Rating: 4.6 / 5. Voted: 20

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AKA: The German Doctor
Directed by: Lucia Puenzo
Starring: Alex Brendemühl (Dr Helmut), Florencia Bado (Lilith), Natalia Oreiro (Mother), Diego Peretti (Dad), Elena Roger (Nora Eldoc), Guillermo Pfening (Klaus)
Country: Argentina, South American Cinema
Language: Spanish, German
Runtime: 01:33:55
Genres: Based on a True Story, Nazism, Family, Childhood

Plot – Spoilers:
In 1960s Argentina, 12-year-old Lilith and her folks relocate to their family-owned hotel that’s been in disuse, which they plan to restart. Their first guest is a German doctor Helmut who has a keen interest in Lilith and has been experimenting with growth hormones in animals.

Lilith who was born premature has stopped growing and her mother with a closeted interest in pre-WW Germany sees in Helmut the possible solution to Lilith’s medical issues.

Wakolda is a fictionalized account of Josef Mengele’s time in South America and is based on the novel Wakolda written by director, Lucia Puenzo.

14 thoughts on “Wakolda (2013)

  • December 22, 2020 at 8:52 pm
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    No… It follows is too weak.

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  • December 23, 2020 at 7:44 am
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    A very good movie. really well acted, directed and well written. Didn’t expect to see such a good movie on this site. This was a really good art film.

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    • December 23, 2020 at 4:16 pm
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      There are many really good art films here..

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  • December 24, 2020 at 11:11 am
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    impossible, this Mengele fellow died in Germany, 1945

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    • March 19, 2021 at 3:56 am
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      The Angel of Death perished in 1979.

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  • December 24, 2020 at 4:54 pm
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    All films are art. Whether we truly appreciate the “art” is what remains to be seen.

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  • December 24, 2020 at 6:32 pm
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    Honestly one of best films ive seen in a while. Probably best film on this site.

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  • December 24, 2020 at 11:14 pm
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    Another fine film from the good folks at EffedUpMovies.com. A solid 8 out of 10 all the way around.

    I especially enjoy the subtitled foreign films because I’m a little hard of hearing and this way I never miss a word. And there is a whole world out there that we would normally not be privy too because… well, our attention spans are so short, no one has time to follow along and READ what’s being said. For me personally, it’s a true pleasure. Thank you guys… Merry Christmas. I hope Santa brings you all exactly what you’ve been waiting for…

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    • December 31, 2020 at 3:36 pm
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      No one has the time to follow along and read? Hmmmm. My hearing isn’t so great at times.. every film I watch.. no matter the language.. I turn on the subs.

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  • December 28, 2020 at 8:08 pm
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    Interesting film! Thanks EUM! Found this one a bit fascinating.

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  • March 19, 2021 at 3:51 am
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    I love subtitles, foreign films are artistic and what’s great about foreign cinema, is that it not only highlights how, as human beings, we hit similar milestones in life, but it demonstrates the different ways people cope or see these events and arguably, a lot of the time, these reactions can be influenced by where people live.

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  • September 18, 2021 at 8:08 am
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    Bravo! That was fucking excellent. Best movie I’ve seen in months.

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