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Our Lady of the Assassins (2000) More at IMDbPro »La virgen de los sicarios (original title)

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Our Lady of the Assassins -- 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.
Our Lady of the Assassins -- Trailer for this film from Barbet Schroeder
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Fernando Vallejo (novel)
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Release Date:
8 September 2000 (Italy) See more »
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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  (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 Escallon-Buraglia .... fourth assistant director (as Jaime Escallón)
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
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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Rated R for strong violence, language, sexuality and drug content
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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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Fernando:Everyone's rotten. The world is run by crooks. Look at our despicable President: "A decision that will benefit all Colombians!" Ha.
Alexis:If you want, I'll shoot him. I mean it.
Fernando:That's just a waste of bullets.
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Violent and harsh narration inspired on actual events, 1 June 2006
Author: ma-cortes

The film is set in Medellin (Colombia) where an old gay man called Fernando (Jaramillo) who after many years ago he has gone back . In a homosexual brothel meets and befriends Alexis (Anderson) a teen at 16 years old and starts a romance with him . He's a gunboy who kills too easily , he unscrupulously murders everybody create him problems . Fernando is struggling to flee him the ominous underworld plentiful of dangers , odds and murders .

The picture deals about adolescents and children from Medellin . This city was under incredible violence and ruled the strongest law . Pablo Escobar has been detained and his drugs empire has been dismantled and the factions are spread engaging war each other and making an orgy of vengeance and killings . The movie is a thought-provoking and intelligent studio of juvenile paupers and an unflinching observation at the underbelly of Medellin city where teens and children are dragged into a life of crime become assassins . The flick contains emotions , records , strong violence and a little bit of critical social . The tale belongs a group of films which describe the unfortunate life of south-American youth as ¨Pixote¨ (Hector Babenco) and ¨City of God¨ (Fernando Melleires). Principal actors interpretation are outstanding , in spite of being novels players . Jaramillo is magnificent though relies heavily on the continuous philosophical speeches about his sense of life . The picture is an adaptation based on a semi-autobiography novel by Fernando Vallejo . Barbet Schroeder direction is awesome and stylish , he's a notorious Hollywood director (Murder by numbers , Reversal of fortune) realizing rightly this video- film .

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