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Daughter of Rage

Directed by
Laura Baumeister

Status . Completed

Country . Nicaragua, Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, France, Norway, Spain

Runtime . 91 min.

Year . 2022

Language . Spanish

Genre . Drama

Spanish Distributor . A Contracorriente Films

Original Title . La Hija de Todas Las Rabias

Nicaragua, today.

11-year-old Maria lives with her mother Lilibeth at the edge of a garbage dump. Their future depends on selling a litter of purebred puppies to a local thug. When the deal falls through, Lilibeth must go to the city and drops Maria off at a recycling center where she must stay and work.

But days pass and she doesn’t return. Maria feels lost, bewildered and angry. One night, Maria meets Tadeo, an imaginative new friend who is determined to help her to reunite with her mother.


Laura Baumeister was born in 1983, in Nicaragua, graduated in film directing in Mexico. She has written and directed several short films. Her short Isabel Im Winter was screened in Cannes Critic’s Week 2014. Ombligo de agua/Water Navel has its world premiere at IFFR 2019. Daughter of Rage is her first feature, it premieres in TIFF 2022. Daughter of Rage is the fifth fiction film in the story of Nicaragua, the first to be shot by a female director born in Nicaragua.


Ara Alejandra Medal
Virginia Sevilla
Carlos Gutierrez

Rossana Baumeister
Bruna Haddad
Laura Baumeister
Martha Orozco

Promenades Films
Cardon Pictures
Dag Hoel Filmproduksjon
Nephilim Producciones


TIFF 2022 - Discovery
San Sebastian - New Directors Competition

“Impressive film debut, a critical and
compassionate portrait, operating with a
potent immediacy, Daughter of Rage
vibrates with a fervent sense of injustice.”

“Tense, assured, compassionate and
admirably clear-eyed feature debut.”