A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced Priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs.
Taking place during the Chilean Coup d'état in 1973, this film opens with the attempted military coup of June 1973, which is put down by troops loyal to the government. The left is divided ... See full summary »
Given that Chilean movie industry is a small one(no more than 5 or 6 films per year, and in a good year) and most of the movies are completely forgettable, this one shines among the others, of course. It has becomes a 'classic', and probably deserves it. One the few movies (if not the only one) about Chilean way of life in the countryside, with all the prejudices, contradictions and people playing the guitar that everybody could expect. A great movie? No. French cinema, Italian cinema, even American, have hundreds of good movies like this one, showing ordinary people, rich guys ruling, teenagers suffering. Watch it, if you like this kind of cinema. If you are expecting a masterpiece, well...
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