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The Holy Girl (2004)
"La niña santa" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  6 May 2004 (Argentina)
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16-year-old Amalia looks to save the soul a middle-aged doctor.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mercedes Morán ...
Helena
Carlos Belloso ...
Dr. Jano
Alejandro Urdapilleta ...
Freddy
María Alche ...
Amalia
Julieta Zylberberg ...
Josefina
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Marta Lubos ...
Mirta
Arturo Goetz ...
Dr. Vesalio
Alejo Mango ...
Dr. Cuesta
Mónica Villa ...
Madre de Josefina
Leandro Stivelman ...
Julian
Manuel Schaller ...
Thermin player
Miriam Diaz ...
Miriam
Rodolfo Cejas ...
Josefina's father
Maria Victoria Mosca Coll ...
Local girl
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ENT physicians gather at a provincial hotel in Salta. The hotel owner, Helena, is subdued, brittle, avoiding the calls of her ex-husband's pregnant wife. Family dysfunction seems everywhere. Helena's daughter, Amalia, about 14, discusses vocations in a Catholic girls group. Their teen imaginations conflate the erotic, the religious, and the lurid. Amalia notices Dr. Jano, and he notices her. She decides to make him her vocation, she follows him, he rubs against her in a public crowd, he's appalled at his actions. Meanwhile, Helena believes Jano is attracted to her even though he's married. Longing, guilt, scandal, and teen sensuality are set to collide. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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6 May 2004 (Argentina)  »

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Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,327 (USA) (29 April 2005)

Gross:

$304,124 (USA) (1 July 2005)
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Cara de Gitana
Written by AMRI / Justiniano Orquera / Rubén Lotes
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Awful.
26 February 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I think that our subtitles weren't right, which is odd, since we rent it from a normal video shop. The conversations weren't going anywhere. Anyone knows what was wrong with the womens eye(?)

I survived 102 minutes of film, glad to never see it again.

What i really thought was annoying, was the lack of ending, it suddenly stops when the 2 girls are swimming...uh.

Let this be a warning for you people. Don't go see this movie, when you don't speak Spanish.

The movie has more than one story lines. None are worked out well as far as I'm concerned.


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