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by Lucía Puenzo


Alex is a 15-year-old teenager with a secret. Soon after her birth her parents decide to leave Buenos Aires to make a home out of an isolated wooden house tucked away in the dunes of the Uruguayan shoreline. Then a couple of friends from Buenos Aires comes visiting us with their 16-year-old son Álvaro. Álvaro´s father is a plastic surgeon who accepted the invitation because of his medical concern for Alex. The inevitable attraction between both teenagers forces them all to face their worst fears... Rumours are spreading around the town. Alex gets stared at as if she were a freak. People´s fascination with her can become dangerous.

international title: XXY
original title: XXY
country: Spain, Argentina, France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Lucía Puenzo
release date: IT 22/06/2007, HU 22/11/2007, FR 26/12/2007, ES/PL 11/01/2008, BE 19/03/2008, UK 09/05/2008, DE 10/07/2008
screenplay: Lucía Puenzo
cast: Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Germán Palacios, Carolina Peleritti, Martín Piroyansky, Inés Efron, Guillermo Angelelli, César Troncoso
cinematography by: Christian Marohl
film editing: Alex Zito, Hugo Primero
art director: Roberto Samuelle
music: Andrés Goldstein, Daniel Tarrab
production: Wanda Visión, Pyramide Productions, Historias Cinematograficas (AR)
distributor: Teodora Film, Cirko Film (HU), Pyramide (FR), Cinéart (BE), KOOL Filmdistribution (DE), Peccadillo Pictures (UK), Xenix Filmdistribution (CH)


main awards/selection

Cannes 2007Critics Week (Selection)
Premi Goya 2008Best Foreign Film in the Spanish Language

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