La Ciénaga

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La Ciénaga

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La Ciénaga

Release Date: April 12, 2001

Year    :   2001
Slogan    :   «Chekhov in contemporary Argentina.»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   Wanda Visión, Cuatro Cabezas, 4k Films
Director    :   Lucrecia Martel
Producers    :   Lita Stantic, Diego Guebel, Diego Guebel
Writers    :   Lucrecia Martel
RunTime    :   103 mins.

Mecha and Gregorio are at their rundown country place near La Ciénaga with their teen children. It's hot. The adults drink constantly; Mecha cuts herself, engendering a trip to the hospital and a visit from her son José. A cousin, Tali, brings her children. The kids are on their own, sunbathing by the filthy pool, dancing in town, running in the hills with shotguns, driving cars without licenses. One of the teen girls loves Isabel, a family servant constantly accused of stealing. Mother and son, son and sisters, teen and Isabel are in each other's beds and bathrooms with a creepy intimacy. With no adults paying attention, who's at risk?

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