Argentina, one of the last big territories to announce its submission for the Foreign Language Oscar race, has chosen The German Doctor (Wakolda). Lucia Puenzo‘s drama is based on her own novel about the search for notorious Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, who hid in South America. The triller focuses on an Argentinian family that unwittingly puts their daughter under the care of the monster. It screened in Un Certain Regard in Cannes and Samuel Goldwyn Films acquired it this week for the U.S. Argentina last won the Foreign Language Oscar in 2009 with The Secret In Their Eyes, directed by Juan José Campanella whose 3D animated pic Foosball is currently the top grossing local film in Argentina at a particularly hot box office for homegrown pics.
Argentina Calls On ‘The German Doctor’ As Foreign Language Oscar Entry
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