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A Fantastic Woman (2017)

Una mujer fantástica (original title)
R | | Drama | 2 February 2018 (USA)
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Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marina Vidal
... Orlando
... Gabo
... Sonia
Nicolás Saavedra ... Bruno
... Adriana
Trinidad González ... Wanda
... Gastón
... Médico
... Alessandra
Sergio Hernández ... Profesor de Canto
Roberto Farías ... Médico SML
Cristián Chaparro ... Masajista
Diana Cassis ... Recepcionista
... Paramédico
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Somewhere in Santiago at a dimly-lit nightclub, Orlando, the kindly and well-off owner of a textile company, locks eyes with Marina, a hopeful singer and the roughly half-his-age love of his life. But, unfortunately, after Marina's birthday celebration and a night of passion, Orlando falls gravely ill--and by the following morning--he dies in hospital. In the wake of her companion's untimely death, Marina will soon realise that, from now on, everything is brought into question: her involvement in Orlando's death, their unconventional relationship; and above all, her right to mourn her beloved deceased. In the end, what was Marina's crime; a deed so hideous that would rob a fantastic woman of her respect, her dignity, and ultimately, her identity? Written by Nick Riganas

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Fearless, Powerful, Ravishing.

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Rated R for language, sexual content, nudity and a disturbing assault | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$64,241, 4 February 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,020,988, 20 May 2018
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Daniela Vega's real voice is heard in the film, singing the opera pieces. She is a Mezzo-Soprano. See more »

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Profesor de Canto: Saint Francis says, Make me an instrument of your love, make me a channel of your peace.
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Written by Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons
Performed by The Alan Parsons Project
Published by Universal Music Careers,
Woolfsongs Ltd. (P) 1980 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment GmbH
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A classy one woman show with a great supporting cast
12 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

Knowing a little of the story before hand I was not holding great hopes for this evening's cinema excursion. However, I was most pleasantly surprised from the opening music which lead us the steamy interior of the sauna where slowly, in the background, naked bodies could be seen imerging from the low lit darkness. Indeed one of the beauties of the film is the wonderful camera work. The shot in the elevator was worth the price of the ticket alone. Daniela Varga is a great actress and has to hold the audience's attention as she appears in almost every scene. She certainly held me in the palm of her hand and I had difficulty not taking my eyes off her. Daniela further exploited her talents by doing her own singing. The acting was superb from all the supporting cast but it was Daniela's film, with the help of Sebastian Lelio, of course.


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