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La virgen de los sicarios
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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:
A realistic and subversive film 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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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Fernando:"Thou shalt not kill." Why? Taking someone's life is doing them a favor. A huge favor. Let them live. It's what they deserve.See more »
Soundtrack:
El ComejenSee more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A realistic and subversive film, 21 July 2001
Author: eroka from London

I saw the film at the Jerusalem Film Festival. It was a rather late screening, but the viewers were glued to their seats. It's a very gripping movie and extremely subversive in themes, language and visuals. It's very anti current-day Colombia, and no wonder the production didn't go very smoothly. Still I admire the support the film got from `official' institutions in Medellion. It's subversive in themes, because we basically have a gay couple, an older man (about 40-50) who indulges in having sex with minor boys (who do this willingly, and yet, it's rather shocking to the average viewer) in return for financial support, or rather indulging the boys in whatever they want to do. The couple goes around the city and is critical of every facet of the city – and rightly so – yet the tone is overtly cynical and `evil'. The lead boy, Alexis, goes around and kills whomever is threatening him and his sugar-daddy – I think he executed 4 people once a confrontation was about to happen, and 4 more were other kids who were after him. S this shooting spree is depicted in a somewhat accepting manner, as if this is the way to do these things in Colombia. They ridicule almost every aspect of life – church, police, government, the drug lords, poor and beggars, the bourgeoisie, other gays, and even themselves. In that respect, it's a very Pasolini movie, although the realism here is a real one and not made for the sake of a socialist agenda. The writer and his two boy-lovers are very lost, although they always know where they are, and the ending is pretty bad, as expected. The film shows no hope for the Colombian people, as they are stuck in a country ran by corrupt officials, gangs and drug lords. The writer has great lines, one of my favorite was about him hating people who whistle, because they shouldn't try and imitate the art that was given to the birds… A good movie, with a 7/10 as far as I can say. Acting-wise – since I don't speak Spanish, it was credible to my ears, though the boys did seem to quote their lines mechanically at times.

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