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Lion’s Den (Leonera) (2008)

Directed by


Starring (View all)
Roxana Quineche Roxana Quineche
Interna pelea
Paula Morales Paula Morales
Interna enbarazada
Federico Esquerro Federico Esquerro
Psicologo de Penal


Written by
Santiago Mitre Santiago Mitre
(writer)
Pablo Trapero Pablo Trapero
(writer)


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Mothers

10 years, 8 months ago at Aug 15 21:20
Argentinean director Pablo Trapero's fifth film, "Leonera" ("Lion's Den,") takes on the underutilized subject of motherhood behind bars. After a sketchy altercation with results in her lover's death, pregnant Julia (very nicely played by Martina Gusman) is convicted of murder and sent to a prison for female offenders with young children.

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Sent to prison for allegedly killing her lover, Julia discovers she is pregnant and is sent to a high-security maternity ward to serve her time. Julia’s only concern now is her son. Her fellow inmate Marta becomes her ally; her mother Sofía, her opponent. One attempts to teach her how to be a mother; the other wishes to take over rearing the child. The film, shot in a real prison with inmates as extras, shines a light on a little known aspect of prison life: motherhood behind bars. An official selection of Cannes Film Festival.
Release date: 29 May 2008
Tags: Prison (2), Drama (2), Argentina (2), Tattoo (1), 106 Min. (1), Cannes (1), Motherhood (1), Gay Friend (1), Little Boy (1), Baby (1), Women In Prison (1), Female Nudity (1), Haircut (1), Lesbian (1), Pregnancy (1), Kidnapping (1), Murder (1)
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