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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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A Beautiful, Powerful Film
6 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Camila" takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1847-1848) during the tyrannic rule of Governor Juan Manuel de Rosas. The film recounts the tragic true story of Camila O'Gorman, a 19 year old socialite, who falls madly in love and runs away with a young Jesuit Priest, Ladislao Gutierrez. For a few months they were able to live happily as man and wife in a small village near the border of Brazil where they worked as school teachers. Respected by all who knew them, and unaware of their real identity, Camila and Ladislao were eventually recognized by a priest and captured. Imprisoned and executed without a trial by Rosas' orders, their bodies were placed together in a double coffin. At the time of her death Camila was eight months pregnant (but, perhaps due to censorship the film alters that fact) and her execution, along with Ladislao's, prompted the downfall of Rosas' reign.

This is a story that goes beyond doomed love, but also focuses upon personal and political freedom. Susu Pecoraro (Camila), who bares a strong resemblance to the real Camila, and Imanol Arias (Ladislao) are magnificent. This film is a masterpiece!


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