Acclaimed Argentinean filmmaker Lucrecia Martel steps back behind the camera for her third feature film with this tense thriller concerning a woman who fails to recognize the people surrounding her as well as their intentions after inadvertently killing a dog while driving on the highway. Budgeted at two million dollars, The Headless Woman marks the second collaboration between Agustín Almodóvar's El Deseo production company and Buenos Aires-based outfit Lita Stantic -- who had previously teamed to produce the celebrated Cannes Film Festival hit The Holy Girl. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
I love trying different foreign films. I had never seen one from Argentina. I probably won't again. It was so confusing and boring. The lead actress spoke so infrequently, at first I thought maybe she was mentally challenged. I kept waiting for something to happen. Boring, boring, boring...
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Filmed well, the acting is good, and I get the director's point about the tribulations of the post-trauma this woman deals with, but... I have to agree with most of the other reviewers that it's a truly boring film. I was never "waiting for something to happen", as a lot of people seem to have naively been expecting, but the film just doesn't successfully paint the dark mood meant to haunt the viewer.