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Of Love and Other Demons (2009)

Del amor y otros demonios (original title)
Based on Gabriel García Márquez's novel, this is the unsettling story of 13-year-old noble Sierva and the dog bite that changes her life forever. Abandoned, displaced, in the midst of a ... See full summary »

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Hilda Hidalgo

Writers:

Gabriel García Márquez (novel), Hilda Hidalgo (adaptation)
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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Pablo Derqui ... Cayetano Delaura
Eliza Triana Eliza Triana ... Sierva María
Jordi Dauder ... Obispo
Joaquín Climent ... Marqués
Margarita Rosa de Francisco ... Marquesa
Damián Alcázar ... Abrenuncio
Alina Lozano Alina Lozano ... Abadesa
Martha Lucía Leal Martha Lucía Leal ... Sor Agueda
Carlota Llano Carlota Llano ... Martina
Humberto Dorado Humberto Dorado
Leonor González Leonor González
Victoria Hernandez Victoria Hernandez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linnett Hernandez Valdes Linnett Hernandez Valdes ... Caridad
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Based on Gabriel García Márquez's novel, this is the unsettling story of 13-year-old noble Sierva and the dog bite that changes her life forever. Abandoned, displaced, in the midst of a sexual awakening and finally exorcised, Sierva finds an unlikely ally in a young priest and together they discover passion. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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Official submission of Costa Rica for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 83th Academy Awards in 2011. See more »

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About the brutality of the Roman Catholic Church
13 January 2011 | by donwolf20See all my reviews

The movie was depressing, to say the least. To have a dog bite destroy a teen age girl's life is bad enough without having the Church weigh in and make it a 100 times worse. The Church politics were corrupt and the Church took advantage of the poor young girl' misfortune. The story could have been told with more compassion. However, the Director tried to reflect the book's author's anti-Church and Communist views. This bias, I felt was so evident as to make the movie less credible. Instead of telling a story of this young girl, it felt more like a propaganda missive or what in modern times is called a "Talking Points" document of a Socialist Atheist.


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Country:

Costa Rica | Colombia

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (Colombia) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

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$39,406
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