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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
Cecilio Madanes
Claudio Gallardou Claudio Gallardou ... Eduardo O'Gorman
Boris Rubaja Boris Rubaja ... Ignacio
Alberto Busaid Alberto Busaid
Lidia Catalano
Zelmar Gueñol Zelmar Gueñol
Jorge Hacker Jorge Hacker
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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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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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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Camila
8 May 2000 | by skisses27See all my reviews

This melodrama directed by Maria Luisa Bemberg is a story of a passionate woman who wants nothing more than to pursue her desire for love and life. The movie shows the audience the importance of the church and social classes and enables us to view the attitudes and emotions of people living during the dictatorship of Juan Manuel de Rosas. However, it is evident that Bemberg has a slight bias in that the movie is seen through the eyes of Camila O'Gorman. This film is a wonderful example of how the movies intend to manipulate the viewer, allowing Camila to have all the rights and giving none to Rosas is rather biased. The film strongly emphasizes the dictatorship of Rosas and the viewer is given the opportunity to see the profundity and power of this dictator.


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