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R| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
Amalia (María Alche) is an adolescent girl who is caught in the throes of her emerging sexuality and her deeply held passion for her Catholic faith. These two drives mingle when the visiting Dr. Jano (Carlos Belloso) takes advantage of a crowd to get inappropriately close to the girl. Repulsed by him but inspired by an inner burning, Amalia decides it is her God-given mission to save the doctor from his behavior, and she begins to stalk Dr. Jano, becoming a most unusual voyeur.

Cast: Mercedes Morán , Carlos Belloso , Alejandro Urdapilleta , María Alche , Julieta Zylberberg , Mia Maestro , Marta Lubos , Arturo Goetz

Director: Lucrecia Martel

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fine Line Features

The Holy Girl (2004)

Release Date: April 29th, 2005|1 hr. 46 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    A hauntingly lyrical study of sexual awakening. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A film that leaves cinephiles breathless and the mainstream movie maniacs scratching their heads. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Alche has an amazingly expressive face and becomes such a magnetic presence that you'll feel a distinct need to rescue her. show more

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