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The Milk of Sorrow (2009)

La teta asustada (original title)
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Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Fausta
Susi Sánchez ...
Aída
Efraín Solís ...
Noé
Bárbara Lazón ...
Delci Heredia ...
Carmela
Karla Heredia ...
Severina
Fernando Caycho ...
Melvin
Miller Revilla Chengay ...
Melvincito
Spencer Salazar ...
Jonathan
Summy Lapa ...
Chicho
María del Pilar Guerrero ...
Máxima
Leandro Mostorino ...
Jhonny
Anita Chaquiri ...
Abuela
Edward Llungo ...
Marcos
Daniel Núñez ...
Amadeo
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Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. While living in constant fear and confusion due to this disease, she must face the sudden death of her mother. She chooses to take drastic measures to not follow in her mother's footsteps. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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A journey from fear to freedom.

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A Teta Assustada  »

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$1,914 (USA) (27 August 2010)

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$10,376 (USA) (24 September 2010)
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The literal translation of the film's original Spanish title is "The Frightened Tit". See more »

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Featured in The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) See more »

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Tapón
Music by Magaly Solier
Lyrics by Claudia Llosa
Performed by Magaly Solier
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Safe As Milk
1 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THE MILK OF SORROW (dir. Claudia Llosa) The central conceit or literary metaphor of this mesmerizing film is that mothers who have experienced the horror of rape pass along this trauma to their daughters through breast feeding. Fausta is a Peruvian peasant who has been deeply affected by this abnormal syndrome, and when her mother dies, the film documents Fausta's journey to bury her mother, and then confront and heal the psychological damage done to her by her mother's tragic past. The film has the tone of a hypnotic yet horrifying folk tale that explores the pagan or atavistic undercurrents within lower-class Peruvian society. Nominated for numerous international awards. MUST SEE.


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