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The Virgin of Juarez (2006)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  13 March 2006 (USA)
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While on assignment, Los Angeles based reporter Karina Danes meets Mariela, a rare survivor of one of the vicious attacks taking place in the border town of Cuidad Juarez.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Nunzio
Street Youth
Karina Danes
Father Herrera
Marcia del Mar ...
Araceli Guzman-Rico ...
Bus Driver
Detective Lauro
Deputy Police Chief
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While on assignment, Los Angeles based reporter Karina Danes meets Mariela, a rare survivor of one of the vicious attacks taking place in the border town of Cuidad Juarez.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

13 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las muertas de Juárez  »

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1.85 : 1
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One of two films made and released in 2006 which examined the so-called "Maquiladora Murders", the other film was Bordertown (2006). See more »

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A great disservice.
5 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is almost as bad as the experience of working on it was - for me, anyway. I think that men with waning careers, such as the director of this movie, should find some sort of an exploitation vehicle to try and remain afloat. To take a true story, where so much innocent blood was - and apparently continues to be - spilled on the streets of Juarez and turn it into a shoot 'em up comic book farce that has zero to do with what actually took place is great disservice to the victims. The story is real, and needs to be told; I am looking forward to the Gregory Nava/Jennifer Lopez vehicle in the works. This movie is very well made, for the means allotted (very low budget), and the cast does an excellent job: too bad the opportunity to bring needed attention to the horrors taking place on our border was wasted by substandard storytelling.

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