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
Genres: Based on a True Story, Nazism, Family, Childhood, Medical
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.
A bit slow …
No… It follows is too weak.
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.
impossible, this Mengele fellow died in Germany, 1945
All films are art. Whether we truly appreciate the “art” is what remains to be seen.
Honestly one of best films ive seen in a while. Probably best film on this site.
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…
Interesting film! Thanks EUM! Found this one a bit fascinating.
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.
Bravo! That was fucking excellent. Best movie I’ve seen in months.
It’s like a story of how a rich and powerful guy scams your family into making him your family doctor (but is actually a mad sci on the run).
Why was the actor who played Dr. Helmut so handsome? His voice is also nice. *sigh*
It even makes his character in the film so charming and scary at the same time.