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The Virgin of Juarez (2006)

While on assignment, Los Angeles based reporter Karina Danes meets Mariela, a rare survivor of one of the vicious attacks taking place in the border town of Cuidad Juarez.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angus Macfadyen ... Patrick Nunzio
Ana Claudia Talancón ... Mariela
Guillermo Díaz ... Felix
Abel Soto Abel Soto ... Street Youth
Minnie Driver ... Karina Danes
Esai Morales ... Father Herrera
Ana Mercedes ... Spokewoman
David Starzyk ... Norman
Marcia del Mar Marcia del Mar ... Mother
Julia Vera ... Arcelia
Araceli Guzman-Rico ... Lisabet
Carlos Carrasco ... Bus Driver
Jacob Vargas ... Detective Lauro
Rob Macie ... Deputy Police Chief
Jorge Cervera Jr. Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Isidro


While on assignment, Los Angeles based reporter Karina Danes meets Mariela, a rare survivor of one of the vicious attacks taking place in the border town of Cuidad Juarez.

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »


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English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Virgem De Juarez See more »

Filming Locations:

El Paso, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Las Mujeres LLC See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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One of two films made and released in 2006 which examined the so-called "Maquiladora Murders", the other film was Bordertown (2007). See more »

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Good effort, worth seeing
15 July 2007 | by willinoneSee all my reviews

I thought this was worth my time, a good effort that drew attention to a subject that has been all but ignored in the press. Obviously a work of fiction, none the less I thought it raised some interesting ideas about what might be behind the very real murders of over 500 women in Juarez.

Considering it's small budget the production values were good and the script decent, direction, photography, design, editing were of high standard for a low budget film. The plot moves along well, and kept me interested, certainly more so than many "big budget" films I've seen lately.

Whilst this film is not perfect, (show me one that is), I don't think it deserved some of the negative postings it received, particularly those that seem to be sour grapes from disgruntled crew members. It's a movie folks, not a documentary, and one that might bring some badly needed attention to the hundreds of murders still ongoing in Juarez.

Good effort, worth seeing.

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