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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Martina Gusman
Elli Medeiros
Rodrigo Santoro
Laura García
Directors
Pablo Trapero
Screenwriters
Running Time
113 minutes

Lion's Den
Long-distance mothering the prison way


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Lion's Den

Plot
A woman in prison (Gusman) struggles to raise her child.


Verdict
Too many generic tropes for this downbeat, detached melodrama to convince as a work of social realism but a strong central performance and convincing depiction of the compartmentalisation of Argentina's women.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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