Recently ordained a priest, 24-year-old Father Amaro is sent to a small parish church in Los Reyes, Mexico to assist the aging Father Benito in his daily work. Benito--for years a fixture in the church as well as the community--welcomes Father Amaro into a new life of unseen challenges. Upon arriving in Los Reyes, the ambitious Father Amaro meets Amelia, a beautiful 16-year-old girl whose religious devotion soon becomes helplessly entangles in a growing attraction to the new priest. Amelia is quickly following into the footsteps of her mother, Sanjuanera, who has been engaged in a long-time affair with Father Benito. Amaro soon discovers that corruption and the Church are old acquaintances in Los Reyes. Father Benito has been receiving financial help from the region's drug lord for the construction of a new health clinic. As well, another priest in the diocese, Father Natalio, is suspected of assisting guerilla troops in the highlands. Maenwhile, Amelia and Father Amaro have fallen in...
Sujit R. Varma
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13 December 2002 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Crime of Padre Amaro
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Opening Weekend USA: $504,681,
17 November 2002
Gross USA: $5,717,044
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $26,996,738
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If anyone consider this story as controversial in 2002. Simply imagine when the Portuguese writer Eça de Queiroz, published it in 1875. Flat into the 19th Century in one of the most Catholic Countries in Europe. It was a social scandal a "cultural" revolution mixed in the pages of the book. See more
Amaro gets beaten up by Ruben and receives some bruises in his face. A little later, when he meets Amelia in the church, the bruises are gone. See more
I made you the priest's whore.
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Piano Concert No. 5, Adagio Un Poco Mosso
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