The Headless Woman

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Overview

Acclaimed Argentinean filmmaker Lucrecia Martel steps back behind the camera for her third feature film with this tense thriller concerning a woman who fails to recognize the people surrounding her as well as their intentions after inadvertently killing a dog while driving on the highway. Budgeted at two million dollars, The Headless Woman marks the second collaboration between Agustín Almodóvar's El Deseo production company and Buenos Aires-based outfit Lita Stantic -- who had previously teamed to produce the ...
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Overview

Acclaimed Argentinean filmmaker Lucrecia Martel steps back behind the camera for her third feature film with this tense thriller concerning a woman who fails to recognize the people surrounding her as well as their intentions after inadvertently killing a dog while driving on the highway. Budgeted at two million dollars, The Headless Woman marks the second collaboration between Agustín Almodóvar's El Deseo production company and Buenos Aires-based outfit Lita Stantic -- who had previously teamed to produce the celebrated Cannes Film Festival hit The Holy Girl.
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Special Features

Q&A session with director; Original theatrical trailer; Other Strand Releasing trailers
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Bruce Eder
Lucrecia Martel's The Headless Woman is a psychological thriller with a topical edge, its story -- about a woman who may or may not have killed someone -- steeped in the class differences of modern-day Argentina. Martel's own screenplay never reveals too much, as her protagonist struggles against her own dread of discovering too much, and grapples with a social order whose members -- at her level -- don't wish to get too close to the truth of what happened. The viewer is left to guess, as much as the characters, at the actual events that are glimpsed obliquely. A line of dialogue here or there, seemingly innocent, takes on ominous potential meaning, as much to us as to the characters. Martel knows how to reveal precisely enough information, between her camera and her dialogue, to keep the viewer engrossed but also off balance, in a manner that sustains the suspense across most of the length of the movie. In the end, that suspense -- did she kill a dog, or was it a boy? -- coupled with several superb acting performances, drives this thriller to its unsettling conclusion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/15/2009
  • UPC: 712267290727
  • Original Release: 2007
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  • Source: Strand Home Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 70,172

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maria Onetto Veronica
Claudia Cantero Josefina
Inés Efron Candita
Daniel Genoud Juan Manuel
Cesar Bordon Marcos
Guillermo Arengo Marcelo
Maria Vaner Tia Lala
Technical Credits
Lucrecia Martel Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Agustín Almodóvar Producer
Pedro Almodóvar Producer
Barbara Alvarez Cinematographer
Marisa Amenta Makeup
Guido Berenblum Sound/Sound Designer
Tilde Corsi Producer
Veronica Cura Executive Producer, Producer
Esther Garcia Producer
Cesare Petrillo Producer
Enrique Pineyro Producer
Vieri Razzini Producer
Miguel Schverdfinger Editor
Pedro Schverdfinger Producer
Marianne Slot Producer
Natalia Smirnoff Casting
Lita Stantic Producer
Julio César Suarez Costumes/Costume Designer
Maria Eugenia Sueiro Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Headless Woman
1. Opening Sequence [8:13]
2. Head Injury [9:33]
3. Out of Sorts [7:11]
4. Going Crazy? [7:19]
5. Looking Back [8:17]
6. A Dog or a Person? [11:13]
7. Day Trip [6:35]
8. The Pool [7:27]
9. Secrets [7:51]
10. A Delivery [4:57]
11. Back to Normal? [6:42]
12. End Credits [4:06]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Headless Woman
   Play Feature
   Chapters
   Q&A Session with Director
   Original Theatrical Trailer
   Other Strand Titles
      Downloading Nancy
      Lion's Den
      A Woman in Berlin
      Kabei
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    Posted December 9, 2010

    terrible

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