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Cristina Brodo, Camila Bordonaba, Berta Muniz, Arnaldo Andre, Mirella Pascual

Marga is a highly motivated, arrogant and successful business woman on assignment in Buenos Aires - a city she hates and whose people she loathes. While in the Argentina capital on a day the whole pop... read more read more...ulation is waiting to view a rare solar eclipse, she must also find a new tenant for her family's decrepit apartment. Rapidly losing her patience waiting for one applicant, she runs into the mysterious Jorge lurking outside the front door of the place who informs her that he has a client willing to pay four times what she is asking in rent. There's one catch - the paperwork must be signed immediately. As greedy Marga waits to complete the transaction, several of Jorge's associates suspiciously appear at the apartment ready to strip the wallpaper. And what's behind the decor signals a startling fate worse than death - or should that be life! -- (C) IFC

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Unrated, 1 hr. 29 min.

Directed by: Adrian García Bogliano, Ramiro García Bogliano

Release Date: April 20, 2012

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Jay Weissberg
February 5, 2013
Jay Weissberg, Variety

There's talent here, but Villanueva, like a young artist still influenced by his elders, needs to find his own style or he'll become a skilled yet unexciting copyist. Full Review

Alison Willmore
April 19, 2012
Alison Willmore, AV Club

Since the movie is one long build-up to a reveal, it offers a lot of time to learn to hate Brondo and everything she represents. Full Review

Christian Toto
September 1, 2012
Christian Toto, Big Hollywood

The film's ending is a letdown, but it's a blast to root for such a brassy, rhymes with "itch" heroine. Full Review

Paul Chambers
August 29, 2012
Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers

There are several reasons to stay with "Penumbra" until the bloody end. Cristina Brondo makes this bitch-on-wheels likeable. She is a remarkable actress. And, the directors (Garcia Bogliano brothers) ... Full Review

Staci Layne Wilson
April 27, 2012
Staci Layne Wilson,

Bearing in mind that the title of the film translates to 'shadowy, indefinite, or marginal' I leave it up to you to decided whether or not patience is one of your virtues. Full Review

Brent Simon
April 25, 2012
Brent Simon,

Argentinean import Penumbra is a slick, teasing, well constructed genre offering that rather skillfully exploits audience antipathy toward its bitch-on-wheels protagonist. Full Review

Gabe Toro
April 21, 2012
Gabe Toro, The Playlist

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