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Salvador del Solar,
Madeinusa is a 14-year-old girl with a sweet Indian face. She lives in an isolated village in Peru's Cordillera Blanca Mountain range, a strange place characterized by its religious fervor. From Good Friday at three o'clock in the afternoon (the time of day when Christ died on the cross) to Easter Sunday, everyone in the village can do whatever they want. During the two holy days sin does not exist: God is dead and can't see what is happening. Everything is accepted and allowed, without remorse. Year after year, Madeinusa, her sister Chale, and their father Don Cayo, the Mayor and local big shot, maintain this tradition without questioning it. However, everything changes with the arrival in the village of Salvador, a young geologist from Lima who will unknowingly change the girl's destiny.Written by
I had the pleasure of seeing this movie on the last night of my first Peru vacation. The actors inhabited their characters and were very well defined. Madeinusa, the main character was scary in her "innocent evil" yet she remained sympathetic throughout the story. I found it hard to believe she had no previous acting experience. The story was captivating. It pulled me in from the start and spat me out wanting at its ending. I'll never look at the period between Good Friday and Easter Sunday the same way again. The scenery and cinematography was breathtaking and went a long way to carry the mood of the film.
I can't wait for the US release. This film is a must-see!
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