Rent XXY (2007)

3.5 of 5 from 146 ratings
1h 26min
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Synopsis:
Alex is a 15-year-old with a secret. What she hides is something that has driven her family to the windswept outer-reaches of the Uruguayan shoreline. Her father, Kraken wants what is best for his daughter, yet knows she cannot go on living the life she leads. For Alex is intersexual, yet all she wants is to be left alone, to be herself. Before long an old family friend, who is also a plastic surgeon, is invited to stay at their isolated cabin, along with his teenage son Alvaro (Martin Piroyansky).
As Alex realises the disturbing ramifications of the visit, she develops a relationship with Álvaro that is far from conventional… Highly acclaimed and the subject of much debate, XXY is the intimate coming-of-age portrayal of a teenager torn between the love of her parents, her own personal desires, and the daunting, inevitable path into adulthood.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
José María Morales, Lucía Puenzo
Writers:
Lucía Puenzo, Sergio Bizzio
Studio:
Lace
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Argentina, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/09/2008
Run Time:
86 minutes
Languages:
Spanish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interview with Ines and Martin
  • On-set sketches

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Reviews (2) of XXY

Thought provoking - XXY review by JD

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28/06/2009

This is an exploration of the psychological problems of an intersexual adolescent. A deeply thought provoking view from the angles of the affected person their family and their peers. The central characters are played brilliantly well. It didn't explore the emotions of the XXY individual enough for me and some of the unimportant scenes were too prolonged.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

moving and beautifully acted - XXY review by AN

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08/06/2017

This tale of an intersex teenager living in a tiny Uruguyan seaside town is done with huge sensitivity, understanding and psychological depth I recommend it as a film to be seen. It could so easily have been sensational and/or sentimental but it was just very moving and affecting and beautifully acted.

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