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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

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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130 years ago they were condemned to be loved. Today you can judge them. See more »

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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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I recommend this movie.
31 March 2000 | by (Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

I would recommend this movie for a variety of reasons. Most importantly, it gives a clear impression of what life was like in Argentina at this time. The power that the government, Rosas, had over the people is mind boggling. The fact that a father could be brainwashed enough to choose the government over the life of his own daughter is sickening! This just illustrates the power and backwardness of Rosas' dictatorship. I also enjoyed this movie for the romantic aspect of the story. It kept you in suspense, while you routed for the couple's escape to happiness. The moving ending of the film leaves you with much to think about.


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