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Camila (1984)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  15 March 1985 (USA)
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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 ...
Ignacio
Alberto Busaid
Lidia Catalano
Zelmar Gueñol
Jorge Hacker
Carlos Marchi
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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 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 <alexjoannebubbajeanbillybob@yahoo.com>

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

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Camila O'Gorman: Ladislao, Are you there?
Ladislao Gutiérrez: Close to you, Camila.
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well-made historical soaper
12 December 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film is about a doomed relationship between the daughter of a rich fascist-type landowner in Argentina about 1830 or so (after the successful revolution against the Spanish). The new government, it seems, feels that the end justifies the means and repression is used to keep control of the fledgling nation.

Camila finds that she is not attracted to the macho rich suitors but instead finds herself drawn to the new Jesuit priest. Despite common sense and many obstacles, they run off together. What I found most interesting in the movie was the character of her father, who was instrumental in tracking them down and exacting punishment.

In many ways, the plot reminded me of The Thorn Bird mini-series combined with a fascist-like backdrop. A pretty good film overall. Be aware, however, of the nudity. It's NOT as much as you might expect in such a film but considering he's a priest, it's bound to offend some.


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