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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Old Man
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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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A few words to save Claudia
7 January 2008 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Claudia Llosa explained many times why she made this film (It doesn't matter if she IS Peruvian or not... anyway, she IS.

It's not a documentary. It's not a mockumentary. It's not a portrayal of reality. It's not a film to raise racial prejudices. It's not a film abusive of the people portrayed on it.

It's this crazy idea (a script idea that came out of a "dream") of what would it be like if a town (BTW: Manayaycuna actually means the place no-one-can-enter and is non-existent) believed that during three days there's no sin, since "God is dead".

Better approach it with the motto of "it's just a film, it's just a film"

It's a difficult film to watch, but, nonetheless, a work of fiction, so don't take it so personal. Some filmmakers in the world, and some writers -as I do, have found this film remarkable in many aspects.

When I read a comment calling names to whoever chooses to watch this film just for that decision... well, that person shouldn't be allowed to post here!


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