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I, the Worst of All (1990)

Yo, la peor de todas (original title)
R | | Drama | 24 November 1995 (USA)
A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The ... See full summary »
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... Juana Inés de la Cruz
... La Virreina
... The Viceroy
... Archbishop
Graciela Araujo ... Sister Ursula
Alberto Segado ... Father Miranda
... Siguenza
Franklin Caicedo ... Santa Cruz
Hugo Soto
Margara Alonso
Alejandra Colunga ... (as Alejandro Colunga)
Rosario Bléfari ... (as Rosario Blefari)
Felisa Rocha
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A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The prelate finds her a symbol of European laxity. He engineers the election of a new abbess, severe and ascetic. The virreina visits Sor Juana often and inspires her to write passionate poetry that the archbishop finds scandalous. The viceroy protects her. After he is replaced and returns to Spain with his wife, Sor Juana faces envy and retribution. A bishop betrays her, her confessor humbles her. Plague, a tribunal, and her confession as "the worst of all" end the great poet's life. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 63rd Academy Awards in 1991. See more »

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Very historical perspective...
26 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the few times in cinematic history where so much of the Spanisn Inquisition was explained for the full detail of what it entailed. I learned more about the politics of that time through this film than in my history classes. The connection Spain had with the 'new world' was stronger than any Britain had with her 'new world'.

If you have a passion for history, a passion for what shaped the way the Catholic church now runs its show (in perspective with its history), then this movie is a must see.

The acting, the writing, the production is second to none.

I first saw this film in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1992 at the Edinburgh Film Festival... I've since looked for it elsewhere unsuccessfully...


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