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La teta asustada (2009)

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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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$1,914, 29 August 2010, Limited Release

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$10,376, 26 September 2010
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Peru's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010. See more »

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Amor porqué me matas
Written by Oscar Emilio Casas Miguel
Performed by Los Destellos de Edith Delgado
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La teta asustada

Fausta, the main character of "La teta asustada", has the disadvantages of being a woman, an Indian, and poor, in a society that in its essence is not too different from others in any corner of the world, no matter what the intelligentsia or UNESCO may say about social, economic, ethnic or gender vindication in the past century. Fastua's mother raised her according to quechua tradition and convinced her that she was infected with a disease called "the frightened tit", as a result of the mother being raped while carrying Fausta in her womb, and because she fed Fausta with her poisonous milk. Although she is very beautiful, the young Fausta has grown into a men-hating, always frightened, and laconic woman. She is also sick, because she has found a most revolting way to avoid rape. In part, the fact that Claudia Llosa belongs to the privileged, white (or not-Indian) sector of Peruvian society, works against her work, and a few of the incidences seem too foreign to her appreciation. Luckily, she slowly develops the story in settings and circumstances that do not seem completely real. Although based on facts, much of the action belongs to the realm of fantasy. You don't have to be a woman, an Indian or poor to appreciate this film (though it would help). It just takes a bit of sensibility and compassion. A good, necessary film.


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