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A FANTASTIC WOMAN

Review

Director:

Sebasti√°n Lelio

Genre:

Drama

Country:

Chile/Germany/Spain/USA

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2017

Language:

Spanish 

Runtime:

104 Minutes

Description:

Transgender Marina is beautiful, enigmatic, and plunged into a precarious situation after her boyfriend dies unexpectedly in her company.

Divorcé Orlando falls down some stairs after suffering an aneurism, sustaining injuries that will come to haunt Marina after she takes him to the hospital and attempts to slip away before authorities and family members begin prying. Marina knows she's regarded with suspicion for her youth, class, and, above all, gender status. She expects to gain little from Orlando's demise, but the viciousness of Orlando's son, the cold-heartedness of Orlando's ex-wife, and the intrusiveness of a detective from the Sexual Offenses Investigation Unit force Marina to not only clear her name, but also to demand the very thing no one seems willing to give her: respect.

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