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The Crime of Father Amaro (2002)

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Original title: Crimen del padre Amaro, El

Release Date
 USA: Nov 15, 2002
 UK: 20 Jun 2003
DVD Release Date
 R1: Apr 22, 2003

Budget $1,800,000
BoxOffice: $5.4M

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MPAA Rating
Rated R for sexuality, language and some disturbing images.

Running Time
1 hour, 58 minutes

Country Mexico, Spain, Argentina, France

Studio Samuel Goldwyn Films

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Other Titles
• The Crime of Father Amaro (2002)
• El Crimen del padre Amaro (2002)
• Die Versuchung des Padre Amaro (2003)

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Genre: Romance, Drama, Drugs, Teenage, Religion

Tagline: One of the most controversial films ever made

Plot: Gael Garcia Bernal (Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, AMORES PERROS) stars in EL CRIMEN DEL PADRE AMARO, a controversial drama that was a box office smash in its native Mexico. Directed by Carlos Carrera, the film tells the story of a young priest who succumbs to temptation and corruption. Father Amaro (Bernal) is a handsome 24-year-old who has recently been assigned to a new church in Los Reyes. Upon arrival, he discovers that his mentor, Father Benito (Sancho Garcia), is having an affair with a local restaurant owner, Sanjuanera (Angelica Aragon). At first shocked, Father Amaro soon finds himself in a moral predicament of his own. Amelia (Ana Claudia Talancon), Sanjuanera's 16-year-old daughter, is a gorgeous teenager who falls deeply in love with the tempted priest. Before long, Father Amaro and Amelia are entangled in a steamy relationship, further testing the young priest's moral fiber. Based on the classic Portuguese novel by Eca de Quieroz, Carrera's film is a scathing indictment of the hypocrisy and corruption that has plagued the Catholic church from its inception. As the confused and conflicted priest, Bernal delivers another magnetic performance, cementing his status as one of Mexico's hottest superstars.

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 Directed by
Carlos Carrera
Sexo, amor y otras perversiones, Cero y van cuatro, De raz
 Written by
Sancho Gracia
Common Wealth, Martín, 800 balas
Luisa Huertas
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Gerardo Moscoso
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Roger Nevares
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Fernando Becerril
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Blanca Loaria
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 Music By
Rosino Serrano
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