MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,932 this week

La Ciénaga (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  12 April 2001 (Argentina)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 2,938 users   Metascore: 75/100
Reviews: 26 user | 61 critic | 18 from Metacritic.com

The life of two women and their families in a small provincial town of Salta, Argentina.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

Desire Without Language
| MUBI
The Strange Little Cat | Review
| ioncinema

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 13 Dec 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 29 Apr 2014
 
a list of 25 titles
created 06 Jun 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "La Ciénaga" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: La Ciénaga (2001)

La Ciénaga (2001) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of La Ciénaga.

User Polls

15 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.

Director: Carlos Sorin
Stars: Javier Lombardo, Antonio Benedicti, Javiera Bravo
Crane World (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The portrait of a man and his attempts to make things up with life after losing his job.

Director: Pablo Trapero
Stars: Luis Margani, Adriana Aizemberg, Daniel Valenzuela
The Holy Girl (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

16-year-old Amalia looks to save the soul a middle-aged doctor.

Director: Lucrecia Martel
Stars: Mercedes Morán, Carlos Belloso, Alejandro Urdapilleta
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After running into something with her car, Vero experiences a particular psychological state. She realizes she might have killed someone.

Director: Lucrecia Martel
Stars: María Onetto, Claudia Cantero, Inés Efron
Bolivia (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A Bolivian immigrant working illegally as a cook in a small restaurant in Buenos Aires suffers abuse and discrimination from its customers.

Director: Adrián Caetano
Stars: Freddy Flores, Rosa Sánchez, Oscar Bertea
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Daniel Burman, Adrián Caetano, and 9 more credits »
Stars: Martín Adjemián, Carlos Aldana, Oscar Alegre
Zama (2016)
Drama
Director: Lucrecia Martel
Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Under the creative direction of Gael Garcia Bernal, ten award-winning directors tell the story of the high school dropout crisis in Latin America in an anthology of narrative and ... See full summary »

Directors: Flavia Castro, Mariana Chenillo, and 9 more credits »
Stars: Gael García Bernal, Estefanía Pineres
Ciénaga (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Director: José Ángel Bohollo
Stars: Ángel de Andrés López, Marcela Osorio, Santiago Ramos
Pescados (2010)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Lucrecia Martel
Stars: Juana Molina
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Lucrecia Martel
Stars: Ismael Alvarez, Claudia Elizabeth Apaza, Ramón Balcazas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Mercedes Morán ...
Tali
Graciela Borges ...
Mecha
Martín Adjemián ...
Gregorio
Leonora Balcarce ...
Verónica
Silvia Baylé ...
Mercedes
Sofia Bertolotto ...
Momi
Juan Cruz Bordeu ...
José
Noelia Bravo Herrera ...
Agustina
Maria Micol Ellero ...
Mariana
Andrea López ...
Isabel
Sebastián Montagna ...
Luciano
Daniel Valenzuela ...
Rafael
Franco Veneranda ...
Martín
Fabio Villafane ...
Perro
Diego Baenas ...
Joaquín
Edit

Storyline

Chekhov in contemporary Argentina. 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? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

Release Date:

12 April 2001 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

La Ciénaga  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,520 (USA) (5 October 2001)

Gross:

$103,215 (USA) (22 March 2002)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Mecha: ¡Qué porquería me resultaste, Gregorio!
Mecha: ¡Chinita carnavalera!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in La última película (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A very good and important film because its portrayal of family dysfunction is uncannily symbolic of the malaise affecting Argentine society today.
2 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

La Cienaga means "the bog" in Spanish and it seems to symbolize the kind of emotional place where the dysfunctional families in the film exist. People are closely tied to each other mainly by their inability to come out of "the bog." The many disturbing, and even somewhat confusing images and dialogue, succeed well in conveying the oppression, ills, and limitations that plague the lives of the characters. It is a very important film to come out of Argentina. Having grown up in that country and being acquainted with its present social environment, I find this particular portrayal of family problems to be amazingly symbolic of the malaise affecting Argentine society today. In this regard, the absence of any obvious political or ideological reference makes the film even more interesting.


16 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Like The Swimmer leonardlikesthispost
what song/singer does Tali hear above her apartment? deedeereebs
SUTILEZA FEMENINA edhar-1
Where can I find script? marianne-schaeffer
racism towards Indians? femenm
Contrivance russogerard
Discuss La Ciénaga (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?