El Nino Pez (The Fish Child)
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El Nino Pez (The Fish Child)
Unassuming and pretty Lala, a teenager from the most exclusive suburban neighborhood in Buenos Aires, is madly in love with Guayi, her family's gorgeous 20-year-old Paraguayan maid. The two dream of living together in Paraguay and begin to steal and sell all they can get their hands on to fund their escape. But when their risky plan goes terribly wrong, Guayi disappears and is taken into custody for a crime she did not commit. Desperate, Lala will stop at nothing to be with Guayi again--even if it means unraveling the secrets of her dark, hidden past.

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It is the central love story - beautifully realised both in terms of camerawork and acting - that underpins all the rest of the directorial flourishes."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Puenzo's screenplay by flitting back and forth in time with the restlessness of a dragonfly in heat dilutes tension."
‑ Brandon Judell, CultureCatch
"With a plot recalling the fevered fictions of Jim Thompson, late Polanski, and Isabel Allende, The Fish Child banks on the sizzle of its pair of young female stars and their enactment of class and erotic tensions to flavor its Sapphic noir melodram"
‑ Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
"The suburbs of the rich, the barrios of the poor and the watery world of the fish child form the stage for this unique and successful mystery thriller by Lucia Puenzo"
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
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