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A Fantastic Woman (2017)

Una Mujer Fantástica (original title)
R | | Drama | 2 February 2018 (USA)
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Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marina Vidal
... Orlando
... Gabo
... Sonia
Nicolás Saavedra ... Bruno
... Adriana
Trinidad González ... Wanda
... Gastón
... Médico
... Alessandra
Sergio Hernández ... Profesor de Canto
Roberto Farías ... Médico SML
Cristián Chaparro ... Masajista
Diana Cassis ... Recepcionista
... Paramédico
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Somewhere in Santiago at a dimly-lit nightclub, Orlando, the kindly and well-off owner of a textile company, locks eyes with Marina, a hopeful singer and the roughly half-his-age love of his life. But, unfortunately, after Marina's birthday celebration and a night of passion, Orlando falls gravely ill--and by the following morning--he dies in hospital. In the wake of her companion's untimely death, Marina will soon realise that, from now on, everything is brought into question: her involvement in Orlando's death, their unconventional relationship; and above all, her right to mourn her beloved deceased. In the end, what was Marina's crime; a deed so hideous that would rob a fantastic woman of her respect, her dignity, and ultimately, her identity? Written by Nick Riganas

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Fearless, Powerful, Ravishing.

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Rated R for language, sexual content, nudity and a disturbing assault | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$64,241, 4 February 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,020,988, 20 May 2018
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The star, real transgender woman Daniela Vega, was hired as a script consultant. Even though she had no prior experience as an actress, after some time working with her, director Sebastián Lelio offered the lead role, which she accepted. See more »

Quotes

Marina Vidal: What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.
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Puedo Confiar en el Señor
Performed by Francisca Espinosa & Belen San Martin
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A great movie, a great director, and great performances.

It's hard to even talk about LGBT matters in a country like Chile, so is exactly right there the significance of Sebastian Lelio's work. The characterizations are so well performed by the actors and actresses, that you can feel the anger and frustration of Marina, the love that Orlando feels for her, the everyday struggle of Marina in a society that rejects her sexuality, the hate from Orlando's family, etc.

Is necessary a movie like this, is necessary a more open-mind society, is necessary to stop discrimination, is necessary to stop the hate.

A fantastic woman, is ready to show the audience that there is no differences between a transgender person and a heterosexual one, the strong main character of Marina, will make you feel her never-ending fight to gain some respect, and how bad we, as society, make her feel.

Thanks to Sebastian Lelio for bring this taboo to the light. Excellent work.


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