Wakolda (The German Doctor) (12A)

2013 (Argentina / Spain / Norway / France) (Drama, History, Thriller) (Spanish, German and Hebrew with English subtitles)
Starring: Àlex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening
Director: Lucía Puenzo
Lucía Puenzo’s movie, adapted by the director from her own novel, is a macabre drama-thriller based on a chilling true story. When a strange doctor insinuates himself into the lives of a young girl and her Argentine family, they unwittingly begin a relationship with exiled Nazi ‘Angel of Death’ Joseph Mengele. As the doctor-patient bond intensifies, his obsessive quest for genetic purity is reawakened. Lucia Puenzo studiously crafts this taut thriller based on real-life accounts of a deadly community surviving in secret, and the everyday proximity of evil. The film combines the muscular force of a Forsythian thriller with something purely eerie, static and atmospheric. (1hr 33min)
Tickets on sale 3rd January 2015