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The crimes of Father Amaro (El crimen del padre Amaro)

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Movie propaganda

Recently ordained a priest, 24-year-old Father Amaro (Gael García Bernal) is sent to a small parish church in Los Reyes, Mexico, to assist the ageing Father Benito (Sancho Gracia). Benito, for years a fixture in the church as well as the community, welcomes Amaro into a new life of unseen challenges.

Upon arriving in Los Reyes, the ambitious Father Amaro meets Amelia (Ana Claudia Talancón), a beautiful 16-year-old girls whose religious devotion soon becomes helplessly entangles in a growing attraction to the new priest. Ameila is quickly following in the footsteps of her mother, Sanjuanera (Angélica Aragón), who has been engaged in a long-time affair with Father Benito.

Amaro soon discovers that corruption and the Church are old acquaintances in Los Reyes. Father Benito has been receiving financial help from the region's drug lord in the construction of a new health clinic, while Father Natalio (Damián Alcázar) is suspected of assisting guerilla troops in the highlands.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film Mexico Spanish crime Catholic Church paedophile child abuse sex

Persons of interest

  • Gael García Bernal .... Father Amaro
  • Sancho Gracia .... Father Benito
  • Ana Claudia Talancón .... Amelia
  • Damián Alcázar .... Father Natalio
  • Angélica Aragón .... Augustina Sanjuanera
  • Luisa Huertas .... Dionisia
  • Ernesto Gómez Cruz .... Bishop
  • Gastón Melo .... Martín
  • Andrés Montiel .... Rubén de la Rosa
  • Gerardo Moscoso .... Doc
  • Verónica Langer .... Amparita
  • Lorenzo de Rodas .... Don Paco de la Rosa
  • Roger Nevares .... Father Galván
  • Fernando Becerril .... Galarza
  • Jorge Zárate .... Father Mauro
  • Eça de Queirós .... Author
  • Vicente Leñero .... Screenwriter
  • Carlos Carrera .... Director

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  • NB: Spanish language dialogue with English language subtitles
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Theatrical report

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Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Adult themes, medium level sex scene)

Surveillance time

118 minutes (1:58 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 22 May 2003 - Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Film: 29 May 2003 - Adelaide
Film: 5 June 2003 - Perth

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