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Our Lady of the Assassins (2000)
"La virgen de los sicarios" (original title)

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The tempestuous love story between Fernando, an older man who has recently returned to his crime-ridden drug capitol hometown of Medellin, Colombia and the gun-happy 16-year-old assassin ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Germán Jaramillo ...
Fernando
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Alexis
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Wilmar
Manuel Busquets ...
Alfonso
Wilmar Agudelo ...
Child Sniffing Glue
Juan Carlos Álvarez ...
4x4 Thief
Jairo Alzate ...
Taxi Driver Santa Domingo
Zulma Arango ...
Waitress
José Luis Bedoya ...
Taxi Sabaneta 1
Cenobia Cano ...
Alexis's Mother
Eduardo Carvajal ...
Taxi Driver Clinic
Olga Lucía Collazos ...
Pregnant Woman
Jorge A. Correa ...
Dead Man
Phanor Delgado ...
Taxi Driver with Machete
Albeiro Lopera ...
Punk
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The tempestuous love story between Fernando, an older man who has recently returned to his crime-ridden drug capitol hometown of Medellin, Colombia and the gun-happy 16-year-old assassin Alexis, who murders all too easily. When Alexis himself is fatally gunned down, grief-stricken Fernando hunts for his young lover's killer in the Medellin slums, but instead encounters Wilmar, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Alexis. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong violence, language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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20 September 2000 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bérgyilkosok madonnája  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$56,069 (USA) (7 September 2001)

Gross:

$525,029 (USA) (19 April 2002)
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Fernando: Glory is a statue that gets shit on by birds.
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Cuntipotens Genitor Deus
(from "Codex Callixtinus")
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The best! Brilliant! Masterpiece!
3 November 2007 | by (Warsaw Poland) – See all my reviews

This movie takes your heart and soul. This movie freezes your heart and wants you to cry, smile and cry again all at the same time, and above all almost screams at you about the horror of life in Medellin at the time which it presents. This film moved me to the core. Love story which might offend some people is gorgeous and true. An older gay guy falls in love with 18 years old street gay boy who desperately seeks love and security which he did not have all his young life. He can't step away from the habit which became his second nature, killing the guys like himself, young and lonely. In the movie killing becomes almost as understandable as breathing or eating and becomes part of love of the older guy to the beautiful Alexis. To my astonishment, all the killings all of the sudden became acceptable to spectators. I love this movie. I love the story. I love the plot of true feelings of the older guy toward his young lover and vice versa. Human spirit which emanates from this film is mesmerizing and almost blinding and the love is heartbreaking and beautiful.


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