Tiresia

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  117 min.
Release Date: December 19, 2003 - Quebec release: December 19, 2003

Current rating: Rating: 4.07
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Cast: Laurent Lucas, Clara Choveaux, Thiago Telès, Célia Catalifo, Lou Castel, Alex Descas

Synopsis

In Greek mythology, Tiresia is both woman and man. In this movie, Tiresia is a Brazilian transexual living with "her" brother on the outskirts of Paris where she prostitutes herself. Terranova, a man obsessed by Tiresia's beauty, kidnapps her. However, without her regular dose of hormones, Tiresia gradually starts to change back to a man.

Unable to accept that, Terranova beats Tiresia, puts her eyes out then abandons her in the countryside. A mute woman, Anna takes in Tiresia, helping her recover. Without eyesight, Tiresia develops a talent to read fortunes, something greatly troubling to the local priest.

Director: Bertrand Bonello
Studio: Odeon Films
Producer(s): Carole Scotta, Simon Arnal
Screenplay: Bertrand Bonello

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