Wakolda

"Eerie, static and atmospheric" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Director: Lucia Puenzo

Writer: Lucia Puenzo

Stars: Alex Brendemuhl, Florencia Bado , Elena Roger

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1960, a travelling Doctor strikes up a relationship with a local Argentine family, in particular their daughter Lilith, a lonely 12-year-old girl who unknowingly becomes close friends with one of the world’s most terrifying Nazi war criminals, Josef Mengele A.K.A ‘The Angel Of Death’, who is on the run for his crimes in Auschwitz.

Based on true events, this dark, intense dramatic thriller from acclaimed writer- director Lucia Puenzo (XXY, THE FISH CHILD) is adapted from her novel, WAKOLDA, exposing the hidden identity of the ‘German Doctor’.


  • "Mengele inspires fear. WAKOLDA wraps his evil story in an enigmatic thriller - a brilliant conceit"
    - Filmuforia

  • "Striking and Achingly Tense.. crafts an atmosphere of secrecy and mistrust"
    - Mark Adams Screen International

  • "Mesmerising and haunting"
    - TV Times

  • “Unnerving and profoundly intimate...”
    - Shadows On the wall

  • "An intriguing, atmospheric film that feels as mesmerizing as a poisonous snake silently gliding towards its next victim"
    - The Express
Cast: Alex Brendemuhl, Florencia Bado , Elena Roger, Natalia Oreiro , Diego Peretti
Director: Lucia Puenzo
Writer: Lucia Puenzo
Country: Argentina
Language: Spanish | German | Hebrew
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Certificate: 12A
Running Time: 93 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Release Date: 12-01-2015
VoD Release Date: 12-01-2015
Cinema Release Date: 08-08-2014