Rent The Crime of Father Amaro (2002)

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1h 54min
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A recently ordained priest, sent to help an aging priest run a small parish church in rural Mexico. Upon arriving at his new post, he meets a beautiful young woman with a religious passion that borders on obsession. Quickly, her passion for her faith becomes helplessly entangled in a growing attraction to the new priest. But when the handsome priest crosses the line that separates temptation from sin, he finds himself torn between the divine and the carnal, the righteous and the unjust.
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Vicente Leñero, Eça de Queirós
El Crimen Del Padre Amaro
Columbia Tristar
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114 minutes
English Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
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DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
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Reviews (2) of The Crime of Father Amaro

Another master's of Mexican cinema - The Crime of Father Amaro review by 'Oscar'

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Excellent social thriller in a Mexican background

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Novel update - The Crime of Father Amaro review by RhysH

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It is perfectly acceptable for a film to take the narrative of a novel and change its location and its time as Carlos Carrera has done with Eça de Quiroz's novel set in late 19th century Portugal. The change to 21st century Mexico gives a contemporary slant to the story but the real essence of the novel is left behind. Eça's novel is an attack on the hypocrisy of a small town dominated by the church and the rich and powerful. The love story is a slow and torturous affair, the film sketches over the inner turmoil of the young couple and many of the smaller characters are briefly portrayed.

Gael Garcia Bernal gives a fine performance although not helped by the dubbing which comes out in a rather mannered monotone.

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