The Headless Woman

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    87 mins
  • Release Date
    2008
  • Countries
    Argentina
  • Languages
    Spanish

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

"A masterly, disturbing and deeply mysterious film," raves Guardian. Cannes Film Festival Official Selection THE HEADLESS WOMAN, from Director/Writer Lucrecia Martel (ZAMA, THE HOLY GRAIL) follows a bourgeois Argentine woman who, after hitting something with her car, slowly descends into paranoia and isolation, as she fears she may have killed someone.
DIRECTED BY:
Lucrecia Martel
WRITTEN BY:
Lucrecia Martel
CAST INCLUDES:
Verónica María Onetoo, Josefina Claudia Cantero, Candita Inés Efron

SYNOPSIS

A bourgeois middle-aged dentist named Veronica drives alone on a dirt road, becomes distracted, and runs over something. Immediately she becomes disoriented, unmoored from her identity and reality, like a sleepwalker who’s actually awake. As the week go on, she becomes obsessed with the possibility that she may have killed someone: a young boy whose body is found in a roadside canal. Veronica tries to piece together what happened while her husband systematically erases her tracks.

The Headless Woman

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    87 mins
  • Release Date
    2008
  • Countries
    Argentina
  • Languages
    Spanish
DIRECTED BY
Lucrecia Martel
WRITTEN BY
Lucrecia Martel
CAST INCLUDES
Verónica María Onetoo, Josefina Claudia Cantero, Candita Inés Efron
"A masterly, disturbing and deeply mysterious film," raves Guardian. Cannes Film Festival Official Selection THE HEADLESS WOMAN, from Director/Writer Lucrecia Martel (ZAMA, THE HOLY GRAIL) follows a bourgeois Argentine woman who, after hitting something with her car, slowly descends into paranoia and isolation, as she fears she may have killed someone.

A bourgeois middle-aged dentist named Veronica drives alone on a dirt road, becomes distracted, and runs over something. Immediately she becomes disoriented, unmoored from her identity and reality, like a sleepwalker who’s actually awake. As the week go on, she becomes obsessed with the possibility that she may have killed someone: a young boy whose body is found in a roadside canal. Veronica tries to piece together what happened while her husband systematically erases her tracks.

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