A film by Carlos Vermut
127 minutes, fiction, color, Spanish w/ English subtitles, 2014
An unemployed father seeking a gift for his dying daughter, a disturbed woman with a dark past, and a math teacher turned criminal find their fates bound together in this bracing thriller from Spanish director Carlos Vermut.
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"Darkly intriguing, expertly composed and elegantly austere...a thoroughly contemporary noirish social critique constructed on rich emotional foundations." - The Hollywood Reporter
"Magical Girl surprises at every step, with deep and unexpected twists... For me the film is the great Spanish cinema revelation of the century." - Pedro Almodóvar
"Carlos Vermut's second film is a barbed and bracing black comedy thriller that fully deserved to win the San Sebastian Golden Shell (Best Picture). His distinctive voice and playful approach to genre make for an unsettling atmosphere that subverts expectations and keeps you guessing to the last. Exhilarating...one hell of a ride." - Eye for Film
Winner! Best Film & Best Director, 2014 San Sebastian International Film Festival