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XXY (2007)

 -  Drama  -  2 May 2008 (USA)
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This is the dramatic story of a intersexed 15-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.

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Kraken
Valeria Bertuccelli ...
Suli
Germán Palacios ...
Ramiro
Carolina Pelleritti ...
Erika (as Carolina Peleritti)
Martín Piroyansky ...
Inés Efron ...
Guillermo Angelelli ...
Juan
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Jean Pierre Reguerraz ...
Esteban
Ailín Salas ...
Luciano Nóbile ...
Vando (as Luciano Martín Nóbile)
Lucas Escariz ...
Saul
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In a small coastal town of fishermen in Uruguay, the biologist Kraken works and lives in a house at the sea side with his wife Suli and their aggressive fifteen year-old daughter Alex. When Suli welcomes her former best friend Erika that comes with her husband, the surgeon Ramiro and their teenage son Alvaro to spend a couple of days with her family, Kraken learns that his wife invited Ramiro to operate Alex. Meanwhile Alex and Alvaro feel attracted by each other; however, Alvaro finds that Alex is hermaphrodite and she finds that Alvaro is gay. But the troubled and outcast Alex has the right to choose what gender she wants for her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$3,241 (USA) (2 May 2008)

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$46,011 (USA) (17 October 2008)
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On September 27, 2007, XXY was chosen to represent Argentina at the Oscars, for the Best Foreign Language Film category. In a rare sweep, it was also chosen to represent Argentina at Spain's Goya Awards, for Best Foreign Film in Spanish. The tradition has been for two separate films to be sent to one of the awards each. The runner-up this year, in both cases, was La señal (2007), also starring (and co-directed by) Ricardo Darín. See more »

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In the scene that Alex, Alvaro and Vando are smoking and drinking by the fire, you can see that Alex isn't actually smoking as no smoke comes out of his mouth. He doesn't even open his mouth after one of the puffs. See more »

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Alex: What do you regret the most? Not seeing me again, or not having seen it?
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RE: Complex, layered and visually pleasurable
9 November 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I have seen many films, mostly documentaries, dealing with the intersex subject and this is by far the best treatment of the subject I have yet to see. Yes, it is slow, especially for amerikan sensibilities that expect everything to be fast and are therefore lacking in nutrition. This film was complicated, textured and went far beyond any form of politically correct treatment. I especially loved the character of the father. There was suffering but it was tempered with joy and humour, rather than tell the tragic story of the hermaphroditic 'victim' or 'freak'. Most intersex people are not allowed to choose what happens to their own bodies and those that are have to withstand severe societal pressure to conform to the either/or nature of the beast and define themselves as male or female. Alex made the choice to be both seem logical and obviously s/He was not going to lack for friends and lovers. A rare achievement and a template for further treatments of the subject.


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