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The Swamp (La cienaga)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Release Date:October 3, 2001
Running time:100 minutes
Cast:Graciela Borges, Mercedes Moran, Martin Adjemian, Juan Cruz Bordeu, Daniel Valenzuela
Director:Lucrecia Martel
Producer:Lita Stantic
Writer:Lucrecia Martel
Distributor:Cowboy Booking International

Description: Two large families--complete with middle-aged boozers, noisy children, servants and pets--spend a torpid summer together in a faded resort town in Northwest Argentina. The swimming pool is filthy, broken glass litters the deck--from one drink too many, sullen teenagers abound, and the lush vegetation surrounding the house looks as though it's about to make its move. Soon the crowded, rough-and-tumble domestic situation strains everyone's nerves; repressed family mysteries are exposed and the tensions laid bare by the long, hot summer threaten to erupt into violence.

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