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FILM: WAKOLDA (THE GERMAN DOCTOR)

Wakolda (The German Doctor), original title of this film, narrates the step by Bariloche of the Nazi war criminal and doctor Josef Mengele, obsessed with racial purity. This script based on the novel by Lucia Puenzo, develops in 1960, and is a mixture of fact and fiction on the the time Mengele visited Argentina, of which little or nothing is known. The doctor and anthropologist Mengele conducted experiments on Auschwitz. After World War II, he escaped to South America, where he lived with different identities to drown in the sea of Brazil in 1979 without receiving any punishment.

Wakolda was hailed in the section Un Certain Regard at Cannes, besides being chosen to represent Argentina in the competition for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film. The German Doctor, was nominated for Best Ibero-American Film.

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