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.

Director:

Sebastián Lelio

Writers:

Sebastián Lelio (screenplay), Gonzalo Maza (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniela Vega ... Marina Vidal
Francisco Reyes ... Orlando
Luis Gnecco ... Gabo
Aline Küppenheim ... Sonia
Nicolás Saavedra Nicolás Saavedra ... Bruno
Amparo Noguera ... Adriana
Trinidad González ... Wanda
Néstor Cantillana ... Gastón
Alejandro Goic ... Médico
Antonia Zegers ... Alessandra
Sergio Hernández ... Profesor de Canto
Roberto Farías ... Médico SML
Cristián Chaparro Cristián Chaparro ... Masajista
Diana Cassis Diana Cassis ... Recepcionista
Eduardo Paxeco ... Paramédico
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Fearless, Powerful, Ravishing.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Daniela Vega wasn't initially supposed to play the leading role in A Fantastic Woman (2017) and was approached by director Sebastián Lelio as a consultant on the research he was carrying on about the transgender Chilean community. As Daniela began to share her personal experiences with him, Lelio decided to entrust her with the role. 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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Periódico de ayer
Performed by Fernanda Carreño
Written by Hector Lavoe
Published by Termidor Musikverlag
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A Great Movie for Human Rights Equality With Heartbreaking and Beautiful Message
7 April 2020 | by HadiAli07See all my reviews

The movie relies heavily on the performance of Daniela Vega (Marina) and thankfully she give it, all because the movie centered about her sad and depressing situation and sometimes it's very difficult to watch and how other people reacts to her, the performance was good and it's truly a star-making performance. What's didn't make it fantastic movie is the script because ther is alot of weird things happened like the seeing ghosts and weird visions and a side plot that didn't go anywhere unfortunately, a very confusing thing happened let me just refer to it "Transphobic Car Ride". Unfortunately the movie is little bit long, the pacing is little bit weak and don't have the rewatchability factor. In the end A Fantastic Women put the light on a community that deserves more movies to see their personal journeys and lives.


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Country:

Chile | Spain | Germany

Language:

Spanish | Chinese

Release Date:

2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fantastic Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

Santiago, Chile See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$64,241, 4 February 2018

Gross USA:

$2,020,988

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,702,353
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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