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María Onetto in The Headless Woman

The Headless Woman

2008 NR

After she runs over something with her car -- maybe a dog, maybe a human -- affluent dentist Verónica (María Onetto) suffers a strange breakdown and finds she can't recognize familiar faces in her rural Argentine town. Director Lucrecia Martel's third feature, a loosely structured, visually complex reflection on grief, guilt and class relations, was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.