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Director:
Writers:
Fernando Vallejo (novel)
Fernando Vallejo (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 September 2000 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The tempestuous love story between Fernando, an older man who has recently returned to his crime-ridden drug capitol hometown of Medellin... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Black magic realism See more (77 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Germán Jaramillo ... Fernando

Anderson Ballesteros ... Alexis

Juan David Restrepo ... 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
Wilson Lopez ... Taxi Driver Sabaneta 2
Alexander Molina ... Alexis's Brother
Aníbal Moncada ... Don Anibal

Jaime Osorio Gómez ... Forensic Pathologist (as Jaime Osorio)
Carlos Ordóñez ... Old gay man
Teyler Pérez ... 4x4 Youth
Edwin Porras ... Bad Guy #1
Gustavo Restrepo ... La Plaga (The Pest)
John Mario Restrepo ... Bad Guy #2
Juan Tejada ... Alexis's Brother
Carlos A. Danita ... Parcero (Partner)
Nicolas Franco ... Hired Assassin
Héctor Galan ... Tango Singer
Rubí Henao ... Beggar
John Jaramillo ... Child Beggar
Juan Fdo. León ... Hired Assassin
Carlos Zapata ... Motel Receptionist
Serafín Zapata ... Clown
Martha Libia Zuluaga ... Dead Punk Witness
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
César Gaviria ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Barbet Schroeder ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Barbet Schroeder 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fernando Vallejo  novel "La virgen de los sicarios"
Fernando Vallejo  screenplay

Produced by
Margaret Ménégoz .... producer
Jaime Osorio Gómez .... co-producer (as Jaime Osorio)
Barbet Schroeder .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jorge Arriagada 
 
Cinematography by
Rodrigo Lalinde 
 
Film Editing by
Elsa Vásquez 
 
Casting by
Margarita Flórez 
Marlin Franco 
Ana Isabel Velásquez 
 
Production Design by
Mónica Marulanda 
 
Set Decoration by
Mónica Marulanda 
 
Costume Design by
Mónica Marulanda 
 
Makeup Department
Mónica Arcila .... assistant makeup artist
Flore Marina Sandoval .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Federico Durán .... production manager
Adriana González .... assistant production manager
Peter McEvoy .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jaime Escallón .... fourth assistant director
Hervé Ruet .... assistant director
Jorge Valencia .... assistant director
Freddy Vélez .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jesús Orlando Peña .... props
 
Sound Department
Edwin Angulo .... sound assistant
Fanchon Brulé .... dialogue editor
Jean Goudier .... sound editor
Dominique Hennequin .... sound mixer
Jean-Paul Hurier .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... sound effects editor
Mario Melchiorri .... sound effects editor (as Mario Melchiori)
César Salazar .... sound
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Miguel Ángel Guzmán .... special effects
Libar Neira .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Thomas Duval .... visual effects supervisor
Xavier Fourmond .... digital compositor
Olivier Poujaud .... digital compositor
Antoine Simkine .... visual effects executive producer: Duboi
 
Stunts
Juan Carlos García .... stunts
Germán González .... stunts
Ernesto Jiménez .... stunts
Frank Marín .... stunts
Mauricio Puentes .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Óscar Bernal .... camera operator
Olmedo Cardozo .... assistant camera
Eduardo Carvajal .... still photographer
Elkin Díaz .... assistant camera
Frank Alejandro Franco .... electrician
Armando García .... gaffer
Sergio Gazzera .... Steadicam operator
Jean-Yves Le Poulain .... camera operator
Miguel Ángel López .... assistant camera
Edi Sanchez .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
María Inés Abad .... costumer
Mercedes Calcedo .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Carlos Bernal .... assistant editor
Erick Morris .... assistant editor
Mélanie Mourey .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Olivia Saenz .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
José Vicente Coronado .... production administrator
Nathalie Nghet .... production administrator
Lina Rengifo .... production assistant
Luz Marina Restrepo .... production assistant
Jairo Valencia .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La virgen de los sicarios" - Spain (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, language, sexuality and drug content
Runtime:
101 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:MA (cable rating) | Chile:18 | France:-12 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Spain:18 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | USA:R
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Quotes:
Fernando:You can't live without sex. People go crazy without sex. Look how nutty the Pope's become. Spouting crap everywhere and kissing floors. Saying that homosexuality and all that is a sin. That's a sin? Having kids is a sin! There's no space left, the Planet will explode!See more »
Soundtrack:
La Gota FriaSee more »

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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Black magic realism, 10 September 2001
Author: Michael N. Escobar (mne2596) from Burbank, CA, USA

Occasionally venturing into dreamlike surrealism, the movie mostly hits you with a heavy dose of cinema verite. The movie is about the city of Medellin in the same way that Midnight Cowboy is about New York. The characters aren't dealing with the problem of staying human in a huge metropolis, but staying human in the midst of instability that verges on anarchy.

The effects of fifty years of civil war aggravated by narcotrafficking and the associated crime are shown in two ways, which are the central themes of the film: the shift from the old and traditional to the modern, and the loss of value that human life has suffered. The banality of the several killings in the movie drives home the second, and the explorations that Fernando and his two boyfriends (sequential, not simultaneous) take through the city show the first.

The movie is violent like the Godfather is violent: the killings are not gratuitous, they are there to make a point. As a document of life in an industrial Andean city which just happens to be the second city of the country poised to become the next Vietnam, or better said, the next El Salvador, La virgen de los sicarios is excellent. It is sophisticated in its writing and its photography. The characters are human and complex. It ought to be in far wider release than just one screen in the whole L.A. area - which happens to be on the West Side, where Spanish-speaking people typically don't live.

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