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Lion's Den (2008)

Leonera (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 29 May 2008 (Argentina)
An incarcerated woman struggles to raise her son from prison.

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Ramiro
Laura García ...
Marta
Tomás Plotinsky ...
Tomás VI (as Tomas Plotinsky)
Leonardo Sauma ...
Ugo Casman
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Perito Psicólogo
Federico Esquerro ...
Psicologo de Penal
Roberto Maciel ...
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Doble de Ramiro herido
Paula Morales ...
Interna enbarazada
Nancy Paredes ...
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Roxana Quineche ...
Interna pelea
Ricardo Ragendorfer ...
Juez de Instrucción (as Ricardo Raguendorfer)
Guadalupe Rébora ...
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Julia, a 25 year-old university student, two weeks pregnant, with no criminal record, is sent to prison. Julia murdered the father of her child. This story addresses maternity, jail and Justice; confinement, guilt and solitude; but above all it deals with Julia and her son, Tomas, born inside an Argentinean prison. Written by Anonymous

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Motherhood Behind Bars

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Also Known As:

Aslan ini  »

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$3,484 (USA) (3 July 2009)

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$13,689 (USA) (9 October 2009)
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The film was shot in real prisons and many actors are real prisoners. See more »

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El Regalo de mi Viejo
Written by Juan Jose Soza
Performed by Juan Jose Soza and Miguel Machado
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Boring and ugly film
7 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Leonera is a very hard film to sit through. Added to the fact that this film is strongly influenced by the French New Wave, whose films often parodies the mainstream cinema with an absolutely non- linear storytelling, we also have a harsh and ugly reality depicted in it. Seriously, watching this film was like being slapped in the face multiple times, and probably it was one of the few films which i really wanted to turn off before it's ending. But okay, i'd took the challenge and watched it entirely. But dawn, that wasn't easy. You must be thinking: 'Well, so this film is not worth watching at all'. And it really isn't. However there a couple of good things in this film.

The acting is good, though. Nothing special, but it's good. The cinematography is cool as well, but... it does not make the film any better. Again, i'm not a big fan of non linear stories, unless if they're really good and interesting. As you see, it's not the case with this film. 5.2/10


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