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Madeinusa (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama | 9 November 2006 (Germany)
14-year-old Madeinusa comes of age during the Easter festivities of her tiny, isolated village.

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Claudia Llosa

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Claudia Llosa
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Cast

Credited cast:
Magaly Solier ... Madeinusa
Carlos J. de la Torre ... Salvador
Yiliana Chong Yiliana Chong ... Chale
Juan Ubaldo Huamán Juan Ubaldo Huamán ... Cayo
Melvin Quijada Melvin Quijada ... Mauro
Vicento Llauca Trejo Vicento Llauca Trejo ... Relojero
Kike Ortiz Kike Ortiz ... El Murdo
Hermelinda Luján Hermelinda Luján ... Comadrona Margarita
Enriqueta Valdiviano Enriqueta Valdiviano ... The Singing Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eliazar Aquino Eliazar Aquino ... Transvestite
Luis Gonzales Luis Gonzales ... Old Man
Antonio Morales Antonio Morales ... Presentador
Daniel Ocano Paucar Daniel Ocano Paucar ... Ciego que canta
Teresa Villanueve Teresa Villanueve ... Relojero's Wife
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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 mad_janssen

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Country:

Peru | Spain

Language:

Spanish | Quechua

Release Date:

9 November 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Pienet neitsyet See more »

Filming Locations:

Peru

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Madeinusa: He can't see us. It's Holy Time. He can't see us.
Salvador: Who?
Madeinusa: God. He's dead. He can't see us. He's dead. He's dead until Sunday.
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worth every accolade
5 January 2007 | by prekkehSee all my reviews

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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