Lion's Den (2008 film)

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Lion's Den
Leonera poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Pablo Trapero
Produced by
  • Pablo Trapero
  • Youngjoo Suh
Screenplay by
  • Pablo Trapero
  • Martín Mauregui
  • Santiago Mitre
  • Alejandro Fadel
Story by Pablo Trapero
Music by
Cinematography Guillermo Nieto
Edited by
  • Ezequiel Borovinsky
  • Pablo Trapero
Distributed by Buena Vista International
Release dates
  • May 15, 2008 (2008-05-15) (Cannes Film Festival)
  • May 29, 2008 (2008-05-29) (Argentina)
Running time
113 minutes
Country Argentina
South Korea
Language Spanish

Lion's Den (Spanish: Leonera) is a 2008 Argentine drama film directed, co-written, co-produced and co-edited by Pablo Trapero. Addressing motherhood within the prison system, it stars Martina Gusmán, Elli Medeiros and Rodrigo Santoro. The film competed in the Competition at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

It was Argentina's official submission for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.


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