dir. Lucía Puenzo
world premiere 2007
U.S. release 2008
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Intriguing story about an intersexed teenager whose penis may or may not be removed by a surgeon surreptitiously invited to the
parents' seaside home. Dull, aqueous light attempts a kind of lurking analogy between Alex's anatomy and the uncanny forms of
marine life. Strong on familial and sexual tensions, but diffuse, and plotted too conveniently.