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Berenice (Navarro) is a woman with a mysterious past. A scar crosses her face and nightmares of fire and horses fill her lonely nights. She maybe killed her husband but nobody can be sure. In the present, Berenice lives with her godmother (Roldán) a money lender so fragile that she's always resting in her bed. The two women live in an almost perpetual seclusion, except on Sundays when they go to the church and to the movies. One day, the godmother's doctor dies and she asks Berenice to go to his velatory. There they meet Rodrigo (Armendáriz Jr.) the doctor's son, a handsome and free-spirited young man for whom Berenice falls in love.Written by
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"The Passion According to Berenice" is an interesting, detailed character study, with great performances by everyone involved, but ultimately worth watching for Martha Navarro. Her character is one that you won't soon forget: quiet, polite, sensitive, and, in the end, downright scary. Her detached personality makes it almost impossible to tell what she is thinking at any given moment, and this cold ambiguity makes her as memorable a character as, say, Hannibal Lecter. The talented director is very creative and puts in lots of small details that may or may not be important later on. It's an overlooked (in America, anyway) gem of a film that shouldn't be missed if you ever get a chance to watch it.
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