• Our Lady of the Assassins (2000)

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Release Date: September 7th, 2001

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 2002

R|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
The writer Fernando Vallejo returns to Medellin, the city of his childhood, after an absence of over thirty years. Fernando meets Alexis, 16 years old, in a boys' brothel. Alexis comes from the slums. He has been drawn into a world of killing. Love begins to blossom between Fernando and Alexis. But their love has no future ... it is condemned before the fact by the harsh reality around them.

Cast: Germán Jaramillo, Anderson Ballesteros, Juan David Restrepo, Manuel Busquets

Director: Barbet Schroeder

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Tornasol Films S.A.

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

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  • The film's title is appropriate. A desperate Catholicism flavors the doomed city. show more

  • Plays like a dislocated version of ''Death in Venice,'' but in a dryer, higher climate that features exponentially more firepower.

  • In a film overstuffed with tragedy, the most painful one might be the gradual transformation of Fernando's moral and intellectual indignation into a weary, cynical detachment. show more

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