Pyramide International holds sales rights to Lucia Puenzo’s thriller and recently closed a raft of deals. Samuel Goldwyn will release in the US in spring 2014.

The German Doctor (Wakola) is based on true events as recounted in Puenzo’s fifth novel and takes place in Patagonia in 1960 as an Argentinean family encounters a German physician and invites him into their new lakeside guesthouse. What the hosts do not know is he is the fugitive Nazi Josef Mengele.

Alex Brendemühl, Natalia Orieroa and Diego Peretti star in the Spanish and German-language thriller.

The deadline for foreign language submissions is October 1.

The Academy will announce the nominations on Jan 16, 2014. The 86th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on March 2, 2014.