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XXY -- A drama centered on a 15-year-old hermaphrodite.


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Lucía Puenzo (screenplay)
Sergio Bizzio (short story "Cinismo")
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Release Date:
2 May 2008 (USA) See more »
El sexo nos hace hombres y mujeres. O las dos cosas.
The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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24 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Cruel and Heartbreaking Movie about Coming of Age, Rejection, Sexuality and Choices See more (42 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ricardo Darín ... Kraken

Valeria Bertuccelli ... Suli
Germán Palacios ... Ramiro
Carolina Pelleritti ... Erika (as Carolina Peleritti)

Martín Piroyansky ... Alvaro

Inés Efron ... Alex
Guillermo Angelelli ... Juan

César Troncoso ... Washington
Jean Pierre Reguerraz ... Esteban
Ailín Salas ... Roberta
Luciano Nóbile ... Vando (as Luciano Martín Nóbile)
Lucas Escariz ... Saul

Directed by
Lucía Puenzo 
Writing credits
Lucía Puenzo (screenplay)

Sergio Bizzio (short story "Cinismo")

Produced by
José María Morales .... producer
Carla Pelligra .... assistant producer
Luis Puenzo .... producer
Fernando Sirianni .... executive producer
Fabienne Vonier .... associate producer
Original Music by
Andrés Goldstein (co-composer)
Daniel Tarrab (co-composer)
Cinematography by
Natasha Braier 
Film Editing by
Hugo Primero 
Alex Zito 
Casting by
Norma Angeleri 
Production Design by
Roberto Samuelle 
Costume Design by
Luisina Troncoso 
Makeup Department
Ricardo Fasán .... hair stylist (as Ricardo Fassan)
Beata Wojtowicz .... makeup artist
Production Management
Valérie Farthouat .... post-production supervisor
Gustavo Guido .... production manager
Nicolás Hoffmann .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pablo Carnaghi .... assistant director: continuity
Ezequiel Mosquera .... first assistant director
Leonardo Petralia .... second assistant director
Bruno Roberti .... assistant director
Sound Department
Facundo Paco Girón .... boom operator
Rodrigo Merolla .... sound editor
Roberto Migone .... re-recording mixer
Nicolás Scaduto .... adr recordist
Nicolás Scaduto .... foley recordist
Fernando Soldevila .... sound director
Marcos Zoppi .... foley editor
Visual Effects by
Pablo Biondi .... digital compositor
Juan I. Casale .... lighting and shading
Juan Ignacio Casale .... lighting and shading
Paolo Cavalieri .... visual effects artist
Ignacio Coscia .... digital artist
Ramiro Gastón Tell .... textures
Gonzalo Gutierrez 'G.G.' .... visual effects director
Javier Hernanz Zajara .... technical director
Muracciole Matias .... visual effects producer
Javier Mosqueda .... scanner operator
Emiliano Pernía .... digital compositor
Sergio Pickelny .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicolás Puenzo .... camera operator
Sebastián Puenzo .... still photographer
Animation Department
Gonzalo Ariel Butta .... 3d tracking
Ramiro Gastón Tell .... animator
Nahuel Moreno .... animator
Casting Department
Santiago Masip .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Pedro C. Lozano .... post-production coordinator (as Pedro Lozano)
Music Department
María Laura Bonavita .... music: production
Other crew
Valérie Farthouat .... Financial controller
Juan Pablo Pires .... line producer
Felicitas Raffo .... legal advisor

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86 min | Germany:91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: In the scene that Alex, Alvaro and Vando are smoking and drinking by the fire, the bottle that is left next to Alvaro when the other two are peeing moves from his left to his right between camera switches.See more »
Alex:What do you regret the most? Not seeing me again, or not having seen it?See more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Cruel and Heartbreaking Movie about Coming of Age, Rejection, Sexuality and Choices, 21 October 2012
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In a small coastal town of fishermen in Uruguay, the biologist Kraken (Ricardo Darín) works and lives in a house at the sea side with his wife Suli (Valeria Bertuccelli) and their aggressive fifteen year-old daughter Alex (Inés Efron).

When Suli welcomes her former best friend Erika (Carolina Peleritti) that comes with her husband, the surgeon Ramiro (Germán Palacios) and their teenage son Alvaro (Martín Piroyansky) 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.

"XXY" is a cruel and heartbreaking movie about coming of age, rejection, sexuality and choices. Alex has loving parents but is rejected by the locals and is not sure about her sexuality while Alvaro is gay, rejected by his father and also a confused teenager. The story is very well developed and supported by magnificent performances.

For those like me that do not understand the title "XXY", I searched in Internet and found in Wikipedia that "Klinefelter's Syndrome, 47, XXY, or XXY syndrome is a condition in which a human has an extra X chromosome. While females have an XX chromosomal makeup, and males an XY, affected individuals have at least two X chromosomes and at least one Y chromosome." However, Alex is clearly hermaphrodite and the article does not mention this medical condition for XXY Males. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "XXY"

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