Synopsis: In a small coastal town of fishermen in Uruguay, the biologist Kraken works and lives in a house at the sea side with his wife Suli and their aggressive fifteen year-old daughter Alex. When Suli welcomes her former best friend Erika that comes with her husband, the surgeon Ramiro and their teenage son Alvaro to spend a couple of days with her family, Kraken learns that his wife invited Ramiro to operate Alex. Meanwhile Alex and Alvaro feel attracted by each other; however, Alvaro finds that Alex is hermaphrodite and she finds that Alvaro is gay. But the troubled and outcast Alex has the right to choose what gender she wants for her.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Lucía Puenzo
Production: Film Movement
  25 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

- Female.

- They're on their way.

You go. I'll pick up Alex

and meet you at home.

- Hello.

- Hello.

You haven't change.

Hello Ramiro.


Look at you all grown up.

- Okay. Did you get everything?

- Yes, Ramiro's reading the book.

- I haven't spoken with Kraken.

- Why not?

I'll find the time today.

Ramiro didn't tell anybody, did he?

No he didn't.Don't worry

He's discreet.

Look at this place it's paradise!


See how big he is.

- Hello.

- Hi.

You don't remember me.

- He was too young. Come on.

Hello, how are you?


- Let me get that

- Thanks.

lvaro, come, it's here.

Alex likes to take a nap

on this couch. It's cool here.

You'll share the bathroom.

To give your parents some privacy.

- What's this?

- Homeopathy.

That one is for people

who're afraid of being hurt...

The fear of getting hurt.



- You just had a wank .

- What?

- There in your room.

- How do you know?

- I can tell.

- Do you jerk off too?

Every day.

I'd never been to Uruguay.

We're talking about jerking off

not Uruguay?

- How old are you?

- Fifteen.

I've never f***ed anybody.

Would you like to?

- With whom?

- With me.

With you?

- Alvaro you want some?

- NNo I'm vegetarian.

- Are you serious?

- He wont touch a thing.

I don't like trying anything new.

Hi honey!


This is Alex. Erica...


- Ramiro.

- Hello.

- You two have met right?

- No.

lvaro, Alex.

Your mum used to say

she'd have four daughters.

We'd call her a

"Desperate Housewife".

So the desperate housewife

got scared along the way..

- Do you go to school?

- I used to.

- What do you mean "used to"?

- I'm getting expelled on Monday.

- What happened?

- I punched Vando. I broke his nose.

Why what happened?

- Who is Vando?

- Her best friend.

Friend or boyfriend?

You don't do that to a friend.

- When will she speak to him?

- She said tomorrow.

" In all vertebrates,

including the human being...

the female sex is dominant in an

evolutionary and embryological sense."

We should arrange to meet

vando's parents.

To apologize.

To apologize? Us?

For breaking that a**hole's nose?

It's them who should apologize.

- he's Alex best friend.

- Was.

Why didn't you tell me

he's a surgeon?

- He's the best.

- Says who? him?

- No I did some research.

- Research?

Since when?

- I'm not the enemy.

- No?


She's not taking them anymore.

Did you know?

No I didn't.

- Do yoy like it?

- What?

My house.


Don't lie to me.

Do you like cutting people up?

It's my job.


Hurry up!

Do you read me, Kraken

They're taking the turtles to the port.

- Where are they?

- 10 miles offshore.

I'm on my way.

- Can I come?

- Climb in.

One of them lost a front flipper.

- Where did they show up?

- 10 miles offshore.

They were following

a shoal of sprats.

They were in the water

for 20 hours...

caught in a net.

Poor things.

- Can you identify them??

- Yes.

- Where are the others?

- My son said there were.

Where are they?

You have something for me, Esteban?


- Are you sure?

- Are you a biologist or a cop?

You should come with an apology

rather than an attitude.

My son was spitting blood.

She broke his nose..

My wife wants to report it.

She'd better not come round here again.

Wait, Alex.


What are you looking at?

Enough already.

That's it, take her away.

Too many endagered species as it is.

Your son is afraid of my dayghter?

- Your son is atraitor.

- Dad.

- I won't allow...

- You won't allow what?

She's capable of breaking

his nose again!

She's just like me!

She's capable of doing it!

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Lucía Puenzo

Lucía Puenzo (born 28 November 1976, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine author, screenwriter and film director. She is the daughter of the Oscar-winning film director, producer, and screenplay writer, Luis Puenzo. more…

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