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The Headless Woman(La mujer sin cabeza)

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Argentina, France, Italy · 2008
1h 27m
Director Lucrecia Martel
Starring María Onetto, Claudia Cantero, César Bordón, Guillermo Arengo
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A bourgeois woman named Vero hits something with her car in the dead of night and drives away. Originally indifferent to the situation, she grows increasingly paranoid resulting from her inability to know what she hit exactly, whether it was a person, an animal, or something else.

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Christian Science Monitor by

The disjointedness of The Headless Woman might be the result of narrative complexity or of directorial ineptitude or (my favorite) of narrative complexity mangled by directorial ineptitude. If the residual fog ever clears, maybe I'll be able to tell you for sure.


Village Voice by J. Hoberman

As dense and fluid as Martel's movie is, the viewer--like the protagonist--is compelled to live in the moment. And a rich moment it is.


Time Out by Keith Uhlich

No simplistic status parable. It’s more a psychological snapshot of a person forever doomed to remain a voyeur to her own life

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