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Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)
"Nadie te oye: Perfume de violetas" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  11 March 2001 (Mexico)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Yessica
Nancy Gutiérrez ...
Miriam
Arcelia Ramírez ...
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Madre de Yessica
Luis Fernando Peña ...
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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Written by Ivette Pacheco
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Nobody hears you...
9 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Perfume de violetas" is, by far, one of the best and most underrated Mexican films in years. The story is shocking and touching, the direction by Sistatch is marvelous and the acting is superb (just watch the two girls, they're wonderful). No more words. Just see this film. Four stars out of four.


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