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Leonera (2008)

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

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Pablo Trapero
15 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Martina Gusman ... Julia
Elli Medeiros ... Sofia
Rodrigo Santoro ... Ramiro
Laura García Laura García ... Marta
Tomás Plotinsky Tomás Plotinsky ... Tomás VI (as Tomas Plotinsky)
Leonardo Sauma Leonardo Sauma ... Ugo Casman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Cignoli Walter Cignoli ... Perito Psicólogo
Federico Esquerro Federico Esquerro ... Psicologo de Penal
Roberto Maciel Roberto Maciel ... Abogado de Oficio
Francisco Marquez Francisco Marquez ... Doble de Ramiro herido
Paula Morales Paula Morales ... Interna enbarazada
Nancy Paredes Nancy Paredes ... Personal penitenciario
Roxana Quineche Roxana Quineche ... Interna pelea
Ricardo Ragendorfer Ricardo Ragendorfer ... Juez de Instrucción (as Ricardo Raguendorfer)
Guadalupe Rébora Guadalupe Rébora ... Amiga
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Motherhood Behind Bars

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

29 May 2008 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Aslan ini See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,484, 5 July 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,689, 11 October 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot in real prisons and many actors are real prisoners. See more »

Soundtracks

El Bombon
Written by Juan Baena
Performed by Los Palmeras
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Remarkable
25 October 2013 | by Aristides-2See all my reviews

70 years of movie going and with seeing 'Lion's Den' I've experienced the most remarkable film of my life. The writers delivered a great story which then had life breathed into it by sensitized actors, both writers and actors efforts directed with enormous creative humanity by Pablo Trabero. I saw no artifice and after watching some of the movie allowed myself a mili-second of time to think of 'Lion's Den' as being a documentary before forgetting any of that and just became an involved, rapt viewer. Deeply touching. Deeply human. This review does not contain enough lines - the minimum length for reviews is 10 lines of text. There!


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