6.7/10
472
3 user 26 critic

The Puzzle (2009)

Rompecabezas (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 2010 (USA)
An older housewife discovers she has a knack for solving puzzles.

Director:

2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

El cerrajero (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Sebastian, a locksmith who doesn't believe in committed relationships, learns from his recent girlfriend, Monica, that she's pregnant and he might be the father. At the same time, he ... See full summary »

Director: Natalia Smirnoff
Stars: Esteban Lamothe, Erica Rivas, Yosiria Huaripata
The Holy Girl (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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

Director: Lucrecia Martel
Stars: Mercedes Morán, Carlos Belloso, Alejandro Urdapilleta
Volley (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A group of friends go for vacations on New Year's Eve.

Director: Martín Piroyansky
Stars: Martín Piroyansky, Violeta Urtizberea, Inés Efron
Las elegidas (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Young Ulises falls in love with teen Sofia, even as he is forced to lure her into his family's prostitution ring. Now he will do anything to save her.

Director: David Pablos
Stars: Nancy Talamantes, Óscar Torres, Leidi Gutiérrez
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In the Paris of the late 19th century, Louise, wife of a general, sells the earrings her husband gave her as a wedding gift: she needs money to cover her debts. The general secretly buys ... See full summary »

Director: Max Ophüls
Stars: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica
El custodio (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A bodyguard of a top politician is so dedicated that he's in danger of losing his own identity.

Director: Rodrigo Moreno
Stars: Julio Chávez, Osmar Núñez, Marcelo D'Andrea
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
Nattevagten (1994)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims of a serial killer of prostitutes are deposited there, scary things begin to happen. ... See full summary »

Director: Ole Bornedal
Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sofie Gråbøl, Kim Bodnia
La Ciénaga (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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

Director: Lucrecia Martel
Stars: Mercedes Morán, Graciela Borges, Martín Adjemián
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Gabriel Goity ...
Juan
Arturo Goetz ...
Roberto
...
Carlotta (as Henny Trailes)
Felipe Villanueva ...
Juan Pablo
Julián Doregger ...
Iván
Nora Zinski ...
Raquel (as Nora Zinsky)
Marcela Guerty ...
Susana
...
Graciela
Mercedes Fraile ...
Carmen
Denise Groesman ...
Victoria
Jimena Ruiz-Echazú ...
Carla (as Jimena Ruiz Echazu)
Pacho Guerty ...
Pedro
Nestor Caniglia ...
Ricardo
Carolina Adamovsky ...
Recepcionista
Edit

Storyline

Maria's husband and children give her a puzzle for her 50th birthday. She's delighted, and finds it a great discovery. Not only does the patient housewife have fun doing the puzzles, she's also really good at them. Overflowing with enthusiasm for her new-found passion, she goes back to the shop where they bought the gift for another puzzle. There her eye is caught by a notice on the message board: "Partner for puzzle tournament wanted". Maria musters her courage and, despite her family's misgivings, answers the announcement. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Her life was missing a piece...until she discovered a secret talent.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Puzzle  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Puzzled feminism
30 September 2010 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

She has her 50th anniversary and does all the work, including serving her guests, which are ignoring her. But she gets one useful present. This puzzle.

An this Argentinian housewife suddenly is blessed with talent, something nobody including her family family had ever thought of. This is about her slowly breaking out, meeting a puzzle partner who trains her until they can enter a competition together. There was a way out.

A fine little movie with low voice, never arguing. Heroism can also be about sitting at a table. It mostly is, in this thing we call life. The heroism which really changes it.


11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?