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Title La ciénaga / Lita Stantic y Cuatro Cabezas Films SA ; a film by Lucrecia Martel ; produced by Lita Stantic ; screenplay and directed by Lucrecia Martel.

Published [United States] : Criterion Collection ; [Chicago, Ill.] : Home Vision Entertainment, 2005.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 1445  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (100 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Series Classic collection.
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Notes Special features: "Rey muerto" short film by Lucrecia Martel; director's statement; original theatrical trailer; liner notes by B. Ruby Rich.
Videodisc release of the 2001 motion picture.
Performers Mercedes Morán, Graciela Borges, Martín Adjemian, Silvia Bayle, Juan Cruz Bordeu, Daniel Valenzuela, Sofía Bertolotto, Andrea Lopez, Leonora Balcarce.
Summary Mecha, her husband Gregorio and their friends are spending another stifling day drinking and lounging around the filthy swimming pool of their crumbling summer estate when Mecha stumbles and is badly cut on her broken wine glass. On hearing the news, her less affluent cousin Tali marshals her own large family for a visit. The long, hot summer and crowded situation strain everyone's nerves and repressed family conflicts surface. An atmosphere of oppressive humidity and constant foreboding fill this commentary on the decadence, malaise and racism of Argentina's decaying elite.
System notes DVD, region 1, stereo.
Language notes In Spanish with optional English subtitles.
Other author Martel, Lucrecia, 1966- author of screenplay, director.
Stantic, Lita.
Morán, Mercedes, actor.
Borges, Graciela, actor.
Adjemían, Martín, actor.
Bayle, Silvia, actor.
Cruz Bordeu, Juan, 1970-
Valenzuela, Daniel, actor.
Bertolotto, Sofía.
López, Andrea.
Balcarce, Leonora, 1978-
Cuatro Cabezas Films S.A.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
Subject Upper class families -- Argentina -- Drama.
Dysfunctional families -- Argentina -- Drama.
Feature films -- Argentina.
Argentina -- Social conditions -- 1983- -- Drama.
ISBN 0780029712
9780780029712
Publisher Number CIE 010 Criterion Collection