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The Milk of Sorrow (2009)

La teta asustada (original title)
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Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. ... See full summary »

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Claudia Llosa

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Claudia Llosa
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Magaly Solier ... Fausta
Susi Sánchez ... Aída
Efraín Solís Efraín Solís ... Noé
Bárbara Lazón Bárbara Lazón ... Perpetua
Delci Heredia Delci Heredia ... Carmela
Karla Heredia Karla Heredia ... Severina
Fernando Caycho Fernando Caycho ... Melvin
Miller Revilla Chengay Miller Revilla Chengay ... Melvincito
Spencer Salazar Spencer Salazar ... Jonathan
Summy Lapa Summy Lapa ... Chicho
María del Pilar Guerrero María del Pilar Guerrero ... Máxima
Leandro Mostorino Leandro Mostorino ... Jhonny
Anita Chaquiri Anita Chaquiri ... Abuela
Edward Llungo Edward Llungo ... Marcos
Daniel Núñez Daniel Núñez ... Amadeo
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Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. While living in constant fear and confusion due to this disease, she must face the sudden death of her mother. She chooses to take drastic measures to not follow in her mother's footsteps. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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A journey from fear to freedom.

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Drama | Music

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Trivia

Magaly Solier used to sell Puca picante (Andean treat) in the street before she was discovered by Claudia Llosa in 2005 while looking for extras for Madeinusa (her first film). Now she's a recognized actress and talented singer. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Cada vez que te hago el amor
Written by Víctor Barrientos Vásquez
Performed by Los Pakines
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A Beautiful film
25 March 2010 | by yiuclaudiaSee all my reviews

I was so touched by this film, which is obviously a low budget production. It proves that you do not need a multi-billion budget to make a good movie. I think only women can understand fully the pain and the fear the heroine had to go through. I wonder if they produce a sound track for the movie. The songs by the heroine and that sonata adopted by the pianist were beautiful. Solier is a great actress and her facial features, well, what can I say, is not the kind of glamour you find on screens. She has character, reflecting her heritage. I immediately take a liking of her from the first few scenes.I It is disturbing to find people snubbing such a beautiful movie but I guess everyone to his/her tase.


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Country:

Spain | Peru

Language:

Spanish | Quechua

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Teta Assustada See more »

Filming Locations:

Lima, Peru

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,914, 29 August 2010

Gross USA:

$10,462

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,557,750
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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