Sunday, November 10, 2013

Our Lady of the Assassins



2000 Spanish/French/Colombian Feature
Alternate Title: La virgen de los sicarios

Cast: Germán Jaramillo, Anderson Ballesteros, Juan David Restrepo and Manuel Busquets
Director: Barbet Schroeder
Writer: Fernando Vallejo, based on his novel

Synopsis:
After an absence of 30 years, a Colombian author returns to his hometown, which has descended into an atmosphere of violence and murder caused by drug cartel warfare, and falls for a 16-year-old assassin.

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Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available



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Awards:
  • Venice Film Festival President of the Italian Senate's Gold Medal Award.
  • Verzaubert International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Award for Best Film.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Fernando Vallejo's semi-autobiographical novel La virgen de los sicarios (Our Lady of the Assassins) was first published in 1994.
  • Shot using high-definition video cameras, one of the first uses of HD video for a feature film.

OMG Movie #424

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