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9 November 2007 (USA) See more »
It's Easter in the beach house of a Chilean well-to-do and nowadays family. A self-centered and successful father... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Patricia López ... Sofía
Néstor Cantillana ... Marco - hijo
Sergio Hernández ... Marco - padre
Coca Guazzini ... Soledad
Macarena Teke ... Rita
Mauricio Diocares ... Aldo
Juan Pablo Miranda ... Pedro

Directed by
Sebastián Lelio 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sebastián Lelio 

Produced by
Antonino Ballestrazzi .... executive producer
Ursula Budnik .... executive producer
Cristián Jiménez .... associate producer
Original Music by
Javiera y Los Imposibles 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Díaz 
Film Editing by
Sebastián Lelio 
Art Direction by
Antonia Hernández 
Sound Department
Cristián Freund .... sound
Alberto Martínez Garrido .... dialogue editor
Alberto Martínez Garrido .... sound engineer
Patricio Muñoz Osorio .... sound recordist
Other crew
Daniel Segal .... production assistant
Andrés Vargas Henny .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"The Sacred Family" - USA (festival title)
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99 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Has its flaws, but an interesting character study, 6 November 2012
Author: Gaston Bacquet from Chile

To understand this film, it's also key to grasp the how Chileans are an extremely classist society, with well-defined socio-economic strata. The economic and social elements of each class have been and are clearly distinctive. Anything not within the accepted boundaries of that class is considered "alternative", "offensive", "wrong", etc. For Chilean upper (and generally ultra conservative) class, such issues are homosexuality, drug use, non-traditional career choices and these are the exact themes of "La Sagrada Familia".

The film follows a traditional Chilean couple and their son who decide to spend (as many people in the country do) their Easter weekend at their beach house, where they will finally meet their son's girlfriend: an oversexual drama student who does drugs galore, is anti-Catholic and who will wreak all kinds of havoc with those who meet her. The weekend will also be an opportunity for the son to create new and stronger bonds; especially touching is the relationship with his sweet, non-speaking neighbor, who secretly loves him.

Although the issues might have been dealt with many times before in film, it is because they are so unspoken of and repressed in Chile and because of the actors' ability to portray that internal turmoil with such brilliance that the film shines. Each conversation, each revelation, each glance, feels raw and genuine; in fact, when the film abandons this and becomes overphilosophical in its approach is when it fails and drags. Fortuntately, those moments are few and far between and the end result is a satisfying one. The final act is refreshing and honest, and absolutely consistent with the the characters and the story. I totally recommend it.

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