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      Plaza Catedral

      Released Jan 28, 2022 1 hr. 40 min. Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      89% 9 Reviews Tomatometer Alicia had a "perfect life" and lost it. Her six year old son died in an accident she feels she could have avoided. Her grief is plagued by guilt, which has made her disassociate from society, from married life, and from herself. She now lives in the old quarter of Panama, a rich colonial enclave surrounded by Panamá poorest neighborhoods. There she meets Chief, a street-smart 13 year old who takes care of cars in front of her apartment and insists on getting paid for his job. Alicia keeps a safe distance from him, until one night Chief arrives at Alicia's apartment bleeding from a gunshot wound, and begs her for help. Reluctantly, Alicia lets him in. What she could not imagine is that by opening the door to Chief, she would open the door to an unforeseen emotional bond. Caring for Chief makes her feel connected to life again, and it hurts. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Oct 16 Buy Now

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      Angelo C A great late night flick from Panamá. I enjoyed the raw twist on the life of its characters:Alicia and Chief. Although, highly unlikely their relationship gave it life. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/03/22 Full Review Los ros p An extremely compelling film. It's rare to see something this good on Netflix. Beautiful and heartbreaking. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/25/22 Full Review Rossana C Increiblemente conmovedora. Que triste que todos los días mueren niños a manos de sus mismos familiares. La violencia hacia los niños y niñas me aterra verla pero el director la aborda de forma inteligente creando empatía hacia los personajes a pesar de que todos muestran un gran resentimiento hacia la vida. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/19/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Anna Smith Deadline Hollywood Daily Salas puts in a compelling performance, while De Casta flits between cocky threat and ambiguous charm with a tender touch. Jan 29, 2022 Full Review Carlos Aguilar Los Angeles Times Benaim has hit an ailing nerve with "Plaza Catedral," his most accomplished effort to date. Jan 28, 2022 Full Review Jessica Kiang Variety The truthfulness of the performances renders it moving and genuine, despite the inherent problematics of its focus on the poor boy primarily as an agent of change for the well-off woman. Dec 21, 2021 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation A sharply-observed account of a Panamanian social ill as it impacts two people — one who lives it, the other who “sees” it for the first time. The problem is Benaim doesn’t observe enough that’s new and doesn’t do anything novel with this familiar set-up. Rated: 2/4 Mar 30, 2023 Full Review Jennie Kermode Eye for Film This is a film which might sound cloying sentimental, yet is anything but. Rated: 4/5 Nov 28, 2022 Full Review Josh Parham Next Best Picture The filmmaking creates an immersion right into the emotional perspective of the characters, and the moody score and strong aesthetic compositions add to the captivating tone. Rated: 7/10 Jun 5, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Alicia had a "perfect life" and lost it. Her six year old son died in an accident she feels she could have avoided. Her grief is plagued by guilt, which has made her disassociate from society, from married life, and from herself. She now lives in the old quarter of Panama, a rich colonial enclave surrounded by Panamá poorest neighborhoods. There she meets Chief, a street-smart 13 year old who takes care of cars in front of her apartment and insists on getting paid for his job. Alicia keeps a safe distance from him, until one night Chief arrives at Alicia's apartment bleeding from a gunshot wound, and begs her for help. Reluctantly, Alicia lets him in. What she could not imagine is that by opening the door to Chief, she would open the door to an unforeseen emotional bond. Caring for Chief makes her feel connected to life again, and it hurts.
      Director
      Abner Benaim
      Executive Producer
      Maria Cecilia Arias G., Adrián Geyer, Miriam Pons, Rubén Sierra Salles
      Screenwriter
      Abner Benaim
      Distributor
      Samuel Goldwyn Films
      Production Co
      Apertura Films
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Spanish
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 28, 2022, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 17, 2022
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