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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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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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Connections

Remake of Camila O'Gorman (1909) See more »

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Passion and History
26 April 2000 | by ktbaby306See all my reviews

"Camila" is a love story that is based on true events. It is a unique movie in that it draws the audience to it with the promise of passion, but it keeps the audience intrigued with its historical representation of Rosas' Argentina. The forbidden love affair between Camila, the daughter of a wealthy land owner, and Ladislao, a young priest, is defeated by the intensity of Argentina's patriarchal society. Maria Luisa Bemberg's presentation of the power of Rosas' regime is historically accurate, as is her depiction of the passion and independence of Camila.


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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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