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Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)

Nadie te oye: Perfume de violetas (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 11 March 2001 (Mexico)
A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent ... See full summary »

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Yessica
Nancy Gutiérrez ...
Miriam
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Alicia, madre de Miriam
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Madre de Yessica
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Jorge
Gabino Rodríguez ...
Héctor
Pablo Delgado ...
Juan
Eligio Meléndez ...
Padrastro de Yessica
Rosario Zúñiga ...
Prefecta
Soledad González ...
Directora
César Balcázar ...
El Topi
Josefina Marín ...
Maestra de historia
Clarissa Malheiros ...
Maestra de gimnasia
Carlos García ...
Maestro de mecanografía
Guadalupe Sánchez ...
Maestra de matemáticas
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A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent girls which is torn apart when one of them is brutally raped. Rebellious tomboy Yessica is frequently in trouble at school and at home, with its lower middle-class limitations. She is always at odds with her mother, bullying stepfather, and despicable stepbrother, Jorge. Then Jorge strikes a deal with a friend, helping the man trap Yessica and rape her, in exchange for money. Terrified and ashamed of the attack, Yessica remains silent, seeking comfort in her friendship with innocent and childlike Miriam, from a more stable home, though reared by a poor single mother. Tragedy unfolds as Yessica increasingly relies on Miriam and begins to get the naive girl into trouble, until Miriam finds she is no longer in control of her fate. Written by Anonymous

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Selected as Mexico's official entry for the Best Foreign Film category at the 74th Annual Academy Awards. See more »

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Another little gem from Mexico
15 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Almost a new generation Italian neo-realist film minus the political commitment, plus a sense that there is more to suffering than poverty alone: decades of social fragmentation and of "me" ideology have left us all as closed as Leibnitzian windowless monads: packed everywhere, but incapable of any elementary form of communication.

The Italian neo-realists, more or less close to various forms of socialism, had here and there glimpse of (naive, as it was to be seen) hope into the "new man." No such feeling is present here. The sky has closed upon us and is not going to open anytime soon.

All in all, a superb, if terribly dramatic film. The final scene is an absolute masterpiece, hinting at unspeakable horrors directed towards the already beaten, raped, and victimized protagonist, with the exquisite restrain not to show them at all.

A great film, which takes on important themes (sexual violence among teenagers, the dissolution of family and social bonds, the apathy of society towards "inconvenient" realities) without puritan restrain but without unnecessary gore. Highly recommended.


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