Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
This Argentine homage to Hollywood of the '40s focuses on bored Patagonian housewife, Letty (Assumpta Serna), married to older Tomas (Jorge Rivera Lopez), a doctor in an Argentina seaside community. The year is 1947, and Letty spends much time at the local cinema watching American films. Then one day she meets a handsome German, Gunther (Francois-Eric Gendron), suspected by Letty and others of being a fugitive Nazi spy. Her secrets and fantasies related to Gunther eventually backfire as both police and her husband become curious about her activities. Shown at the 1997 Toronto Film Festival.
doctor/nurse, fantasy, fugitive, homemaker, Nazism, reality, spy