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Camila (1984)

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In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susú Pecoraro ...
Camila O'Gorman
Imanol Arias ...
Ladislao Gutiérrez
Héctor Alterio ...
Adolfo O'Gorman
Elena Tasisto ...
Joaquina O'Gorman
Carlos Muñoz ...
Monsignor Elortondo
Héctor Pellegrini ...
Commandant Soto
Juan Leyrado
Cecilio Madanes
Claudio Gallardou ...
Eduardo O'Gorman
Boris Rubaja ...
Alberto Busaid
Lidia Catalano
Zelmar Gueñol
Jorge Hacker
Carlos Marchi


In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ultimately succumbs to her. The two later escape to a far off, secluded village where they assume new identities as husband and wife and begin running a children's school. After several months of relative happiness, the couple's identity is discovered by a local priest. Under moralistic pressure from both Camila's family and the Catholic church the authorities apprehend the lovers, and imprison them for sacrilege. Written by <>

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Argentina's official selection for the 1984 Oscar Awards, Foreign Language film category. See more »


Camila O'Gorman: Ladislao, Are you there?
Ladislao Gutiérrez: Close to you, Camila.
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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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A love story set during times of dictatorship.
27 March 2000 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

"Camila" is a love story set in Colonial Argentina. Camila is a young woman hungry for change and knowledge of the unknown. She meets Ladislao, a young priest whom with she immediately falls in love with. The two decide to escape in order to fulfill their desire for each other. They settle in a remote village but still must face the consequences of their decision. Directed by Maria Luisa Bemberg, "Camila" tells the story of a passionate woman who will fight for what she desires and is willing to sacrifice everything for it. The film is true to the times in which it is based and true to the characters it is based on. Rosas, the dictator at the time, is portrayed in a way that is also true to history. The director Bemberg is also a passionate woman and filmmaker who struggled with censorship in the making of this film, but prevailed. Although it is based on real people, some of the characters are shaped in order to benefit the ideals of the director, but a good film nonetheless. I also recommend "I, the Worst of All" by the same director.

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