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When I began to write Wakolda, I met a lot of historians, but I also interviewed doctors, geneticists and endocrinologists.

The novel was written over a year and a half, during which time Wakollda was also in the process of writing a script that was intended to be my third film. In discussion of her third directorial feature with FLUX, Puenzo shared with us how the adaptation of her novel Wakolda was not originally intended to be her third film, and how an adaptation by nature can stray from its original source material.

Even today ethical issues in many medical treatments are still a delicate subject.

He even had his upenzo in the phonebook; he had a pharmaceutical company, and he moved around our country with complete impunity. The German Doctor Theatrical release poster. Saint Petersburg International Film Festival. Wakoda premiering in the Un Certain Regard programme at the Cannes Film Festival ; Puenzo’s latest went on to be nominated as Argentina’s official entry at this year’s Academy Awards amidst much acclaim.

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Wakolda (The German Doctor) – a Nazi’s secret Life – Interview with director Lucia Puenzo

Audible Download Audio Books. In the picture appears some of the best Argentinean actors waoklda as Natalia Oreiro as EvaDiego Peretti as Enzoboth of whom give nice interpretations.

Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. She also spoke of the research into the Nazi presence in South America and a complicated and complicit history that still haunts her country, whilst touching upon merging fiction and history and crafting her tale of this dark and mysterious chapter of the past.


Mengele saw the world through the details of bodies, and what he pretended to do with them. Lilith becomes sick as a side effect of the growth hormones that Mengele has given her.

For more information on how we use cookies, read our cookie policy here. She is bullied at school because of her size. As the subtle veil of horror draped over things we take for granted as good and wonderful aspects of humanity is deeply unsettling. Moon”, was released inbut the film is set in Some say she was a voluntary of the Mossad. To agree to this, please click Accept.

He is conscious of the fact that people are trying to find his true identity, and when he’s almost caught, he escapes the remote location on a seaplane.

Historias Cinematograficas CinemaniaCine. Through her point of view we see how she began to understand where she is, and who these people are. Nora Eldoc, the Israeli spy, is a true life character based on a woman who was found murdered a few days after Mengele pucia supposed to have left Bariloche. So I began puenzzo work on the adaptation, the script of which actually deviated considerably from the novel.

Learn more More Like This. Of course, there was a lot of Argentinians who were not Germans, and who knew who these men were. What was the germ of the idea to adapt Wakolda? Others say she was there for a ski week, and that her lucai was an accident.

Culture Film film featured Lifestyle Why some movie remakes work while others bomb words Bojana Duric Whenever a remake gets announced, I either get really excited and In the film, the point of view became focused on the girls perspective, and it is through her eyes that we see everything: Was this review helpful to you? The other doll is Herlitzka, the Aryan doll that Mengele intends to create in series: It is as if Lilith needs this man and in particular his way of looking at her.

Film Wakolda The German Doctor — He makes a long journey by road to a new location by following a family, as the roads are dangerous. Eva is pregnant with twins, to Mengele’s fascination. Wakolda is the name of our 12 year old protagonist’s doll, and pucia therefore emblematic of her innocence, which is far more poignant. The school the kids attend in the film was a real and openly Nazi school before the war.


She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.

Wakolda | Lucía Puenzo

It is almost a paradox that Mengele, who was so obsessed with racial purity should have ended up in a continent not only wqkolda Argentina, he spent year in Paraguay and in Brazilwhere we all have mixed blood. This is another point of contact with XXY in which the girl used to wakolca drawings of her body. As Puenzo efficiently seeks to explore the banality – and impunity – of a devastating evil. Edit Details Official Sites: History is no stranger to cinema, the latter seeming to view the past as a source of rich narrative content there to be mined and decorate the cinema and television screen.

Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Mengele has his own place to stay in Patagoniabut he takes an interest in Lilith, the daughter of the family, and he moves into their hotel by paying six months’ rent. Archived from puebzo original on 30 September Retrieved from ” https: So we forced to create new notebooks for the film which offered us a cinematographic way of showing how he saw the world as a zoo or a laboratory.

The Official Story Author and filmmaker Lucia Puenzo immerses herself in the past of one of her stories once again by adapting her novel Wakolda that takes as its inspiration one of the darkest and most mysterious chapters in Argentine modern history, where the notorious Nazi War Criminal Josef Mengele during his exile in South America makes a young girl the subject of one of his experiments.