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Camila (1984)

In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susú Pecoraro ... Camila O'Gorman
Imanol Arias ... Ladislao Gutiérrez
Héctor Alterio ... Adolfo O'Gorman
Elena Tasisto Elena Tasisto ... Joaquina O'Gorman
Carlos Muñoz ... Monsignor Elortondo
Héctor Pellegrini Héctor Pellegrini ... Commandant Soto
Juan Leyrado ... José María
Cecilio Madanes
Claudio Gallardou Claudio Gallardou ... Eduardo O'Gorman
Boris Rubaja Boris Rubaja ... Ignacio
Alberto Busaid Alberto Busaid ... Capitán
Lidia Catalano ... Hortensia
Zelmar Gueñol Zelmar Gueñol
Jorge Hacker Jorge Hacker ... Padre Gannon
Carlos Marchi Carlos Marchi
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Storyline

In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ultimately succumbs to her. The two later escape to a far off, secluded village where they assume new identities as husband and wife and begin running a children's school. After several months of relative happiness, the couple's identity is discovered by a local priest. Under moralistic pressure from both Camila's family and the Catholic church the authorities apprehend the lovers, and imprison them for sacrilege. Written by <alexjoannebubbajeanbillybob@yahoo.com>

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Love Against All Odds. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camila See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

GEA Producciones,Impala See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 57th Academy Awards in 1985. See more »

Quotes

Camila O'Gorman: Ladislao, Are you there?
Ladislao Gutiérrez: Close to you, Camila.
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Remake of Camila O'Gorman (1909) See more »

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Art Imitating Life
19 December 2007 | by alexandria-robertsSee all my reviews

A former friend of mine, who was very much into foreign films, "accidentally" rented this movie for both of us to watch after the dissolution of my relationship with a Jesuit, in 1999. Perhaps she was trying to assure me that I was better off now, because I would not be shot by a firing squad for having slept with a priest? Never mind that I was being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder and was suffering through nightmares of Jesuits trying to murder me and make it look like suicide. After watching this movie, I was left numb and freaked-out by the residual irrational feeling that Camila might have been me in a former life?

Nine years later, I'm more able to assess the movie apart from my own experience of the Catholic priesthood and its extremely misogynistic tendencies. I admire Camila for having had a strong mind and will of her own, but I would tell her or any other woman involved with a priest that these men just aren't worth our sacrifice of self for their sakes, much less martyrdom.


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