La Ciénaga

(2001)

Overview

Chekhov in contemporary Argentina. Mecha and Gregorio are at their rundown country place near La Ciénaga with their teen children. It's hot. The adults drink constantly; Mecha cuts herself, engendering a trip to the hospital and a visit from her son José. A cousin, Tali, brings her children. The kids are on their own, sunbathing by the filthy pool, dancing in town, running in the hills with shotguns, driving cars without licenses. One of the teen girls loves Isabel, a family servant constantly accused of stealing. Mother and son, son and sisters, teen and Isabel are in each other's beds and bathrooms with a creepy intimacy. With no adults paying attention, who's at risk?

  1. Lucrecia Martel

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mercedes Morán

    Mercedes Morán

    Tali

  2. Graciela Borges

    Graciela Borges

    Mecha

  3. Martín Adjemián

    Gregorio

  4. Leonora Balcarce

    Verónica

  5. Silvia Baylé

    Mercedes

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La Ciénaga
La Ciénaga

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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 3, 2001
    R
    Theatrical (limited)

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language Spanish; Castilian

Runtime 1h 43m

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