Madeinusa is a 14-year old girl who comes of age during the Easter festivities of her tiny, isolated village.

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Madeinusa
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Salvador
Yiliana Chong ...
Chale
Juan Ubaldo Huamán ...
Cayo
Melvin Quijada ...
Mauro
Vicento Llauca Trejo ...
Relojero
Kike Ortiz ...
El Murdo
Hermelinda Luján ...
Comadrona Margarita
Enriqueta Valdiviano ...
The Singing Woman
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Transvestite
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Old Man
Antonio Morales ...
Presentador
Daniel Ocano Paucar ...
Ciego que canta
Teresa Villanueve ...
Relojero's Wife
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Madeinusa is a girl aged 14 with a sweet Indian face who lives in an isolated village in the Cordillera Blanca Mountain range of Peru. This strange place is characterized by its religious fervor. From Good Friday at three o'clock in the afternoon (the time of day when Christ died on the cross) to Easter Sunday, the whole village can do whatever it feels like. During the two holy days sin does not exist: God is dead and can't see what is happening. Everything is accepted and allowed, without remorse. Year after year, Madeinusa and her sister Chale, and her father Don Cayo, the Mayor and local big shot, maintain this tradition without questioning it. However, everything changes with the arrival in the village of Salvador, a young geologist from Lima, who will unknowingly change the destiny of the girl. Written by mad_janssen

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Madeinusa: He can't see us. It's Holy Time. He can't see us.
Salvador: Who?
Madeinusa: God. He's dead. He can't see us. He's dead. He's dead until Sunday.
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Enjoy it as art
29 November 2006 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

We have seen so many documentary films concerning Peru and it's people, that it is hard to realize that this is NOT a documentary and is a fictional piece of work, and has to be taken as such. It is not a mirror of reality. There are people, however, who do take it as reality, usually those people have deep racial complexes, and who can use the film as a way of saying, "I told you so", are regards the behaviour and customs of the villagers, as shown fictionally in the film. Of course, the film has taken it's main ideas from real customs, but have dressed them up, exploited them and blown them out of proportion. But that is what art is all about, and the film has to be taken as such, pure art.


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