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The Foreigner


Rated R for violence and some language.

R 100min.
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Plot & Details

A shy and withdrawn woman starts her life over in an unforgiving new land in this drama from writer and director Fernando Diaz. Twenty-something Maria (Maria Laura Cali) works an unglamorous job at a nightclub in Barcelona, which allows her to lead a quiet, simple life as she keeps to herself. Maria's world is upended when she gets word that her one and only relative has passed on, and she travels to a small town in Argentina to claim her inheritance. Maria decides to stay in Argentina and go into business for herself, but putting down roots in the village proves difficult; many of her neighbors are openly distrustful of her, good-looking Juan (Arnaldo Andre) hardly seems interested in a simple friendship, and local merchant Tulio (Rolly Serrano) at first offers good wishes but turns his back when she needs his help. It's not until Maria's life goes into a tailspin that she finds the benevolence she needs from the community. La Extranjera (aka The Stranger) was an official selection at the 2008 Montreal World Film Festival.

Montr?al World Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Montr?al World Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Montréal World Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Montréal World Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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