El Nino Pez (The Fish Child)
El Nino Pez (The Fish Child) (2009)

Writer-director Lucía Puenzo follows up her feature debut, the festival favorite XXY, with The Fish Child, a romantic crime drama adapted from her novel of the same name. Lala (Inés Efron, who also starred in XXY) is an Argentinean girl… More

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Release Date: July 26, 2011
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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

It is the central love story - beautifully realised both in terms of camerawork and acting - that underpins all the rest of the directorial flourishes.

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Brandon Judell

Puenzo's screenplay by flitting back and forth in time with the restlessness of a dragonfly in heat dilutes tension.

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Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

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

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

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

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Randy Tippy
Lucía Puenzo's second effort is original, taunt and full of passion. Artfully crafted and wonderfully acted, <i>El Nino Pez</i> deserves a lot… More
Mark Abell
A dark, erotically charged tale of adolescent obsession involving a young woman and her live-in maid. The emotions were raw and unfiltered, and only towards the… More
Ina S
Since I saw this at a film festival, in between two truly great films, I might have been just too tired and overwhelmed to appreciate this fully. I found the… More