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The German Doctor (2014)



Critic Consensus: The German Doctor applies a refreshing level of restraint to its intriguing premise, and boasts solid performances from a talented cast.

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Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor (Alex Brendemühl) meets an Argentinean family and follows them on a long desert road to a small town where the family will be starting a new life. Eva (Natalia Oreiro), Enzo (Diego Peretti) and their three children welcome the doctor into their home and entrust their young daughter, Lilith (Florencia Bado), to his care, not knowing that they are harboring one of the most dangerous criminals in the world. At the same time, Israeli agents are desperately looking to bring THE GERMAN DOCTOR to justice. Based on filmmaker Lucía Puenzo's (XXY) fifth novel, the story follows Josef Mengele, the "Angel of Death," a German SS officer and a physician at the Auschwitz concentration camp, in the years he spent "hiding", along with many other Nazi's, in South America following his escape from Germany. Mengele was considered to be one of WWII's most heinous Nazi war criminals. (c) Samuel Goldwynmore
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic material and brief nudity)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Lucía Puenzo
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On DVD: Sep 16, 2014
Box Office: $0.4M
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Critic Reviews for The German Doctor

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (18)

Puenzo's initial premise is more promising, though, than her sensational tone.

Full Review… | August 15, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Quietly unnerving.

Full Review… | August 14, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This curious, surprisingly safe melodrama fictionalises the postwar life of brutal Nazi surgeon Josef Mengele.

Full Review… | August 5, 2014
Time Out
Top Critic

A thriller with a historical basis, 'The German Doctor' is a somewhat fictionalized glimpse at a ghastly real-life villain.

Full Review… | September 14, 2014
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

The picture is beautifully shot and the serenity of the Argentine mountain landscape works as an effective contradiction to the deranged, demented narrative at hand.

Full Review… | August 29, 2014

Lucia Puenzo's queasy thriller builds up into a quietly effective monster movie.

Full Review… | August 18, 2014

Audience Reviews for The German Doctor


Well-acted and directed, The German Doctor will be hard for many American audiences due to the foreign language. However, if you can get over that, you'll find some great performances, and a tight thriller to enjoy.

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