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XXY xxy

Year: 2007
UK: Peccadillo Pictures
Cast: Ricardo Darin, Valeria Bertuccelli, German Palacios, Carolina Peleritti, Martin Piroyansky, Ines Efron, Guillermo Angelelli, Cesar Troncoso, Jean Pierre Reguerraz, Ailin Salas, Luciano Martin Nobile, Lucas Escariz,
Director: Lucia Puenzo
Countries: Argentina / France / Spain
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
UK: 86 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, sex and moderate sexual assault
UK Release Date: 9 May 2008 (Limited Release)
UK Distributor


Alex (Ines Efron) lives with her parents, whose reaction to her indeterminate gender has been to exile the family to a small island community. As she comes of age, her parents feel it is time for them to decide if she is to be a woman or a man.

Her mother invites some old friends from Argentina to visit for the weekend - one of whom just happens to be a surgeon. They also bring their teenage son, who knows nothing of Alex's story but is intrigued by this tomboy.

Ricardo Darin (NINE QUEENS) delivers another brilliant performance as the father who, one way or another, is losing his wonderful little girl forever. Winner of the Cannes International Critics Week Grand Prize, XXY is an assured, beautiful debut from Argentinian writer/director Lucia Puenzo.

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