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3.5
43 Ratings

La león

Directed by Santiago Otheguy
Argentina, 2007
Drama, Gay & Lesbian

Synopsis

El Turu is captain of a ferry that links isolated communities of reed cutters. One of the workers, Álvaro, is a quiet gay man whose sexuality and love of books makes him an outsider. The brutish captain is set on harassing Álvaro, but El Turu’s scorn masks an inner turmoil.

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La león Directed by Santiago Otheguy

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2007 | 2 special mentions including: Teddy

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

2007 | 2 special mentions including: Local Film

Chicago International Film Festival

2007

Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards

2009 | 3 nominations including: Best Cinematography

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