La Mujer sin Cabeza (The Headless Woman)
La Mujer sin Cabeza (The Headless Woman) (2008)

Acclaimed Argentinean filmmaker Lucrecia Martel steps back behind the camera for her third feature film with this tense thriller concerning a woman who fails to recognize the people surrounding her as well as their intentions after… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 15, 2009
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Careful and slight, Lucretia Martel's Headless Woman doesn't fit neatly into a clear storyline, but supports itself with ethereal visuals.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

If Hitchcock and Antonioni ever had an interest in class guilt, you'd have Martel.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Martel's vision is so visually rich and complex it borders on the impressionistic, but The Headless Woman would be nowhere without the precise tour de force performance by Onetto.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a heady study of a successful woman in a patriarchal society.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

In what could be one of the greatest films ever made about the emotional realities of a damaged mind, this giddily disorientating latest from Lucrecia Martel is a work of frenzied genius.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A full appreciation of Lucrecia Martel's elegant, rain-soaked film, The Headless Woman, requires the concentration and eye for detail of a forensic detective.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...a shimmering mystery of the human mind wrapped inside racial, class and gender issues.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

One of the film's great strengths is Martel's compressed visual power. Her ability to capture the disorientation of seeing the world from the seclusion of a car's interior is strangely compelling...

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

An astounding portrait of a person entirely out of sync with her own existence.

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Alistair Harkness

A strange and absorbing psycho-drama exploring class division and the suppression of guilt among Argentina's privileged classes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Vero is a vibrant, successful, mature woman who, through a moment of inattention, hits something with her car. It could have been a dog, it also could have… More
Quinto Wallight
A slow-moving and quiet but thought-provoking character study on guilt and consequences. The kind of movie that makes us analize ourselves and our instincts as… More
William Dunmyer
I've never seen a film quite like "The Headless Woman," from Argentina's Lucrecia Martel. It's not the most thrilling movie ever made,… More
Walter M.
"The Headless Woman" is a compelling movie about Vero(Maria Onetto), a middle-aged successful dentist in the middle of an identity crisis. Ever since… More