XXY

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  91 min.
Release Date: May 30, 2008

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
based on 4 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Inès Efron, Ricardo Darin, Martin Piroyanski, German Palacios, Valeria Bertuccelli, Carolina Pelereti, Luciano Nobile

Synopsis

Alex is not like other girls. She is a 15-year-old with a secret. Her parents keep her hidden away at a coastal town in amongst the dunes of the shoreline, buying time before they must decide on a life-threatening operation.

When old family friend and plastic surgeon Ramiro arrives with his teenage son Álvaro, Alex begins to realise that his visit could change her life forever. As the parents wrestle with the complications that will arise as Alex reaches adulthood, Alex and Alvaro become close, their relationship causing tensions amongst the locals. However, as the parents battle it out to instill a sense of open-mindedness amongst their society, it is the children who prove themselves to be flexible in understanding the sexual leanings and complexities of others.

Director: Lucia Puenzo
Studio: Pyramide International
Screenplay: Lucia Puenzo
Official Site: www.peccadillopictures.com/View/id,68

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  • 5 stars "sensitive film great acting in a sensitive film on gender issues."
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