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A Monster With A Thousand Heads

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When Sonia receives the news that her husband’s cancer has progressed to a terminal stage, she races to secure the insurance company approval for the care that can help him. Met with indifference and negligence at every turn, Sonia’s desperation triggers a primal survival instinct as a series of increasingly violent confrontations unfold. A sharp, urgent tale of a distraught woman intent on protecting her family at all costs, Rodrigo Plá’s latest film is an engrossing combination of thriller, drama and timely socio-political commentary.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

"No party emerges undamaged or unsullied in this one-against-the-system tale."



"Brilliant...[a] classily dark arthouse thriller."



Official Selection - AFI Film Festival

Official Selection - BFI London Film Festival

Official Selection - Venice Film Festival

Official Selection - Chicago International Film Festival

Official Selection - Miami International Film Festival

Winner, Best Actress - La Habana Film Festival

Cast & Crew
  • Sonia Bonet : Jana Raluy
  • Darío : Sebastián Aguirre Boëda
  • Dr. Villalba : Hugo Albores
  • Lilia : Nora Huerta
  • Nicolás Pietro : Daniel Giménez Cacho
  • Sandoval : Emilio Echeverría
  • Notary : Ilys Cazés
  • Night Guard : Noé Hernández
  • Lorena Morgan : Verónica Falcón
  • Director : Rodrigo Plá
  • Producers : Sandino Saravia Vinay, Rodrigo Plá
  • Co-Producers : Mattias Ehrenberg, Ricardo Kleinbaum, Luis Diaz
  • Writer : Laura Santullo
  • Director of Photography : Odei Zabaleta
  • Editor : Miguel Schverdfinger
  • Music : Jacobo Lieberman, Leonardo Heiblum
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2015
  • Release Date : May 11, 2016
  • Countries of Production : Mexico
  • Languages : Spanish
  • Running Time : 74 Minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 2.35:1
  • Sound : Dolby 5.1
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
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