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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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Fausta
Susi Sánchez ...
Aída
Efraín Solís ...
Noé
Bárbara Lazón ...
Perpetua
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)

Gross:

$10,376 (USA) (24 September 2010)
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Magaly Solier used to be a street seller of Puca picante (Andean treat) before she was discovered by Claudia Llosa in 2005 while looking for extras fro Madeinusa (her first film). Now she's a recognized actress and talented singer. See more »

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Good performances, nice theme
2 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

I can see that or why many people will like this movie. There is the very great portrayal of the main actress, there is running theme in here that speaks to many art-house fans (even those who may not know that they are).

The pacing might seem awkward, some twists in the story line and/or character arc, might not be accessible to some viewers, but all those things make the movie even better. At least that's how I see it. Still as this is a movie that provokes or encourages you to think a lot, there might come up a few questions, story-wise and or character-wise that might leave you with a slightly bad taste.

And although up until now the review the user GeneralGrievous gave hasn't received positive feedback, you have to cut the guy some slack. If you read his review, you can understand why he didn't like the movie quite as much. I thought his review was helpful, even though I don't agree on everything he writes, because he explains not only why he thinks that way, but he gives a few glimpses into his knowledge of Peruvian film-making.


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