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.
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By NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor | Friday September 27, 2013 @ 11:46am PDTTags: Oscar Best Foreign Language Film Category, Samuel Goldwyn Films, The German Doctor
By MIKE FLEMING JR | Monday September 23, 2013 @ 9:30am PDTTags: Big Deals Film, Lucia Puenzo, Samuel Goldwyn Films, The German Doctor, Wakolda
Samuel Goldwyn Films acquired U.S. rights to the Lucia Puenzo-directed thriller The German Doctor. The film screened in Un Certain Regard at Cannes under the Argeninian title Wakolda. SGF will release in the spring. Pic is …