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Even when plot is quite old fashioned -a classy whore living on high class'money-, there's something that still works. Cinematography is beautiful and with a special texture framing Peruvian landscapes. On the other hand, director Christensen tries -and tries hard- to get some professional acting from the performers. He doesn't succeed. But there is something strange, perhaps the atmosphere, the repression, the sexual hypocrisy of the 50's that is extremely appealing to a postmodernist viewer. There is something to talk about from the doctoral point of view and it's the violence of star Laura Hidalgo as well as the warm personality of the then teenager Venezuelan Nestor Zavarce. But most of the characters are stereotypes. However, this movie shows how old studios could sell a product. And how people bought it!
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