The German Doctor (Wakolda)


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Film Info
Movies Around the Bay
Release Year:2013
Runtime:93 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:Argentina
Original Language:German
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Àlex Brendemühl
Natalia Oreiro
Diego Peretti
Elena Roger
Florencia Bado
Guillermo Pfening
Director:Lucía Puenzo
Produced by:Lucía Puenzo
Screenwriter:Lucia Puenzo
Cinematography:Nicolás Puenzo
Editing By:Hugo Primero
Music By:Andrés Goldstein
Daniel Tarrab


A fictionalized account of a missing chapter in the life of one of the 20th century’s most notorious war criminals, this gripping drama opens in a German community in Patagonia in 1960. Josef Mengele (the “Angel of Death”) is hiding there following revelations of the cruel and inhumane experiments performed on concentration camp inmates at his behest. We meet Mengele through the eyes of twelve-year-old Lilith, whose family is unknowingly hosting the fugitive in their hotel. During their time together, Mengele takes a sinister interest in naïve Lilith, who proves a willing party to his new experiments to help make her taller. Argentina’s submission for Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, “The German Doctor” is a provocative thriller tinged with mystery and suspense.