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The Fish Child

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The Fish Child 2009 15

91 mins Director. Lucía Puenzo

Lala, a teenager from an exclusive Buenos Aires suburb, dreams of escaping to Paraguay with her family’s impoverished maid, but when the pair put the plan into action events spiral out of control. Celebrated Argentine director Lucía Puenzo’s follow-up to her extraordinary debut XXY is a gripping tale of forbidden lesbian romance and a crime heist gone awry, with a magical-realist flourish.

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Directed by

Lucía Puenzo


Inés Efrón

Mariela Vitale

Pep Munné




Fatal Attractions Love The Female Gaze BFI Flare presents


15 Contains strong sex





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