Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
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One of the most controversial films ever made.
|A recently ordained priest is caught between the divine and the carnal when he finds himself in a passionate affair with a beautiful young woman.|
"Fantastic! One of the most eye-opening dramas of the year! Glenn Kenny, Premiere Magazine
Editor's NoteGael Garcia Bernal (Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, AMORES PERROS) stars in EL CRIMEN DEL PADRE AMARO, a controversial drama that was a box office smash in its native Mexico. Directed by Carlos Carrera, the film tells the story of a young priest who succumbs to temptation and corruption. Father Amaro (Bernal) is a handsome 24-year-old who has recently been assigned to a new church in Los Reyes. Upon arrival, he discovers that his mentor, Father Benito (Sancho Garcia), is having an affair with a local restaurant owner, Sanjuanera (Angelica Aragon). At first shocked, Father Amaro soon finds himself in a moral predicament of his own. Amelia (Ana Claudia Talancon), Sanjuanera's 16-year-old daughter, is a gorgeous teenager who falls deeply in love with the tempted priest. Before long, Father Amaro and Amelia are entangled in a steamy relationship, further testing the young priest's moral fiber. Based on the classic Portuguese novel by Eca de Quieroz, Carrera's film is a scathing indictment of the hypocrisy and corruption that has plagued the Catholic church from its inception. As the confused and conflicted priest, Bernal delivers another magnetic performance, cementing his status as one of Mexico's hottest superstars.
Cast & Crew
|Ana Claudia Talancon|
|Ernesto Gomez Cruz|
|Gael Garcia Bernal|
|Eca de Queiros - Based On Novel By|
|Guillermo Granillo - Cinematographer|
|Luis Carlos Carrera - Director|
|Oscar Figueroa - Editor|
|Daniel Birman Ripstein - Producer|
|Alfredo Ripstein - Producer|
|Vicente Lenero - Writer|