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The German Doctor (2013)

Wakolda (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, History, Thriller | 25 April 2014 (USA)
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The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.

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Eva
Diego Peretti ...
Enzo
Elena Roger ...
Nora Eldoc
Guillermo Pfening ...
Klaus
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Lilith
Alan Daicz ...
Tomás
Nicolas Marsella ...
Polo
Ana Pauls ...
Nurse
Juan I. Martínez ...
Otto
Carlos Kaspar ...
Dueño de la fabrica
Abril Braunstein ...
Ailín
Maria V. Barret ...
Iva
Benito E. Crespo ...
Cursis
Sebástian Cáneva ...
Hijo de Cursis
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Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor (Alex Brendemühl) meets an Argentinean family and follows them on a long desert road to a small town where the family will be starting a new life. Eva (Natalia Oreiro), Enzo (Diego Peretti) and their three children welcome the doctor into their home and entrust their young daughter, Lilith (Florencia Bado), to his care, not knowing that they are harboring one of the most dangerous criminals in the world. At the same time, Israeli agents are desperately looking to bring THE GERMAN DOCTOR to justice. Based on filmmaker Lucía Puenzo's (XXY) fifth novel, the story follows Josef Mengele, the "Angel of Death," a German SS officer and a physician at the Auschwitz concentration camp, in the years he spent "hiding", along with many other Nazi's, in South America following his escape from Germany. Mengele was considered to be one of WWII's most heinous Nazi war criminals. Written by Anonymous

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Nada es más misterioso que la sangre. (Nothing is more mysterious than the blood.)


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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$34,259 (USA) (25 April 2014)

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$414,912 (USA) (13 June 2014)
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Director Lucía Puenzo decided to cast actress Natalia Oreiro into leading role after seeing her performance in Clandestine Childhood (2011). See more »

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The film is set in the year 1960, but the four-door Chevrolet Impala he drives throughout the film appears to be a 1965 or later model. See more »

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Purple People Eater
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Written by Sheb Wooley
Sung by unknown performer in German, heard at the birthday party
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23 February 2016 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

a special film. not for the theme. only for its subtle, touching, precise exploration. because an ordinary event becomes root for a fascinating trip in the essence of evil. a film who use in perfect manner each of elements who defines it. cold and dramatic, useful remember about the Nazi policy, using a dark figure who, for many, is only a name among many others. the film is remarkable for the inspired style to present the work of a doctor who continues use the people as objects for his plans. the realism, the science to respect the thin line between drama and pink nuances of each dramatic story, the tension are pieces of a film who is out of entertainment's circle but could be a good support for reflection about a period and its sinister figures.


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