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La teta asustada (2009)

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Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. ... See full summary »

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Claudia Llosa

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Magaly Solier ... Fausta
Susi Sánchez ... Aída
Efraín Solís Efraín Solís ... Noé
Bárbara Lazón Bárbara Lazón ... Perpetua
Delci Heredia Delci Heredia ... Carmela
Karla Heredia Karla Heredia ... Severina
Fernando Caycho Fernando Caycho ... Melvin
Miller Revilla Chengay Miller Revilla Chengay ... Melvincito
Spencer Salazar Spencer Salazar ... Jonathan
Summy Lapa Summy Lapa ... Chicho
María del Pilar Guerrero María del Pilar Guerrero ... Máxima
Leandro Mostorino Leandro Mostorino ... Jhonny
Anita Chaquiri Anita Chaquiri ... Abuela
Edward Llungo Edward Llungo ... Marcos
Daniel Núñez Daniel Núñez ... Amadeo
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Storyline

Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. While living in constant fear and confusion due to this disease, she must face the sudden death of her mother. She chooses to take drastic measures to not follow in her mother's footsteps. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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A journey from fear to freedom.

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Drama | Music

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Country:

Spain | Peru

Language:

Spanish | Quechua

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Teta Assustada See more »

Filming Locations:

Lima, Peru

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,914, 29 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,376, 26 September 2010
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Magaly Solier used to sell Puca picante (Andean treat) in the street before she was discovered by Claudia Llosa in 2005 while looking for extras for Madeinusa (her first film). Now she's a recognized actress and talented singer. See more »

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Featured in Brief Film Reviews: The Milk of Sorrow (2010) See more »

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Tapón
Music by Magaly Solier
Lyrics by Claudia Llosa
Performed by Magaly Solier
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The poetry of fear and freedom
9 March 2011 | by sl-pierceSee all my reviews

Claudia Llosa writes a peculiar, but captivating story of a young Peruvian girl living in a constant world of fear on the outskirts of Lima. Fausta is believed to be suffering from a rare disease, "La teta asustada," or the "Milk of Sorrow," which was transmitted from her mother's breast milk after she was raped by terrorists during the time of Sendero Luminoso. Facing her mother's death, Fausta is forced to overcome her fear and work in the Big House of a limeña musician. While both the music and filming are stunning, I feel that the film lacks much action or thick plot. I found it to be more of a journey, one that led Fausta from her fear to a glimpse of her freedom. Furthermore, as a viewer who has lived in Peru, the film was very nostalgic for me and I felt that it portrayed Lima and the "pueblos" with a profound sincerity.

If you are looking for a poetic and beautiful journey of a story, this film is exactly that.


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