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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. 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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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

This is the second Argentine film to be nominated for an Academy Award for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' in 1985. See more »

Quotes

Camila O'Gorman: Ladislao, Are you there?
Ladislao Gutiérrez: Close to you, Camila.
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Connections

Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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I recommend this movie.
31 March 2000 | by jessicart1See all my reviews

I would recommend this movie for a variety of reasons. Most importantly, it gives a clear impression of what life was like in Argentina at this time. The power that the government, Rosas, had over the people is mind boggling. The fact that a father could be brainwashed enough to choose the government over the life of his own daughter is sickening! This just illustrates the power and backwardness of Rosas' dictatorship. I also enjoyed this movie for the romantic aspect of the story. It kept you in suspense, while you routed for the couple's escape to happiness. The moving ending of the film leaves you with much to think about.


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