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      Camila

      Released Mar 15, 1985 1h 48m History Drama List
      Reviews 79% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Camila O'Gorman (Susú Pecoraro) defies her prominent and politically-connected Buenos Aires family by publicly criticizing the Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas. When she meets Father Ladislao Gutierrez (Imanol Arias), who preaches against the dictator's death squads from his pulpit, she falls deeply in love with the man of God, further outraging her father, Adolfo (Héctor Alterio). Hounded by both the church and the state, the couple must decide to flee or to stand their moral ground. Read More Read Less

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      Carrie Rickey Boston Herald Bemberg's remarkable film explores the intersections of church and state, priest and God, man and woman -- a story as resonant now as it was in 1847... It's a brilliant illustration of how expressing personal freedom disrupts the political order. Aug 12, 2022 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com This intriguing love on the run story was Argentina's entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Rated: B Jun 18, 2005 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice A drama about a rebellious romantic with a stirring performance by Susan Pecoraro. Rated: 4/5 Aug 22, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Evelyn M I rated the wrong film. This isn't the one I saw. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/25/24 Full Review Audience Member Nice story that involves religion, love, authoritarian government, feminism, and others. Good! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Despite the fact that I know how the story of Camila O'Gorman and Padre Ladislao ended in real life, I kept hoping the filmmaker would use poetic license to change the ending. I loved this movie. Argentina produced really incredible films in the 80s-this one's my favorite. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member has the feel of romeo and juliet mixed with priesthood....full of temptation, brutality and love....a tragedy but good! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member uyy q linda!! amo esta peli... me mata la parte de - ladislao estas ahi? - a tu lado camila (pum pum disparos! jaja) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Story of Argentinian socialite Camila O'Gorman and her affair with a Catholic priest. Engaging on paper, as it is one of the more primary and authentic examples of real-life forbidden love, but in technique, it's a rather ordinary film. The atmosphere however, is tangible and once the film reaches for verisimilitude in it's drama, that's when it works. Will forever remain a staple of Spanish classrooms nationwide. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Camila O'Gorman (Susú Pecoraro) defies her prominent and politically-connected Buenos Aires family by publicly criticizing the Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas. When she meets Father Ladislao Gutierrez (Imanol Arias), who preaches against the dictator's death squads from his pulpit, she falls deeply in love with the man of God, further outraging her father, Adolfo (Héctor Alterio). Hounded by both the church and the state, the couple must decide to flee or to stand their moral ground.
      Director
      María Luisa Bemberg
      Producer
      Angel Baldo, Hector Gallardo, Edecio Imbert
      Distributor
      Connoisseur Video
      Production Co
      Impala, GEA Producciones
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      Spanish
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 15, 1985, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 23, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 48m