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The Milk of Sorrow (2009)

La teta asustada (original title)
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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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Claudia Llosa
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the locations used were in Manchay, an impoverished suburban area in Pachacamac, south-east of Lima, that indigenous people invaded during 1980s to escape from terrorism, and next to a high-class area of Lima, Cieneguilla. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Cada vez que te hago el amor
Written by Víctor Barrientos Vásquez
Performed by Los Pakines
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Good performances, nice theme
2 June 2009 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I can see that or why many people will like this movie. There is the very great portrayal of the main actress, there is running theme in here that speaks to many art-house fans (even those who may not know that they are).

The pacing might seem awkward, some twists in the story line and/or character arc, might not be accessible to some viewers, but all those things make the movie even better. At least that's how I see it. Still as this is a movie that provokes or encourages you to think a lot, there might come up a few questions, story-wise and or character-wise that might leave you with a slightly bad taste.

And although up until now the review the user GeneralGrievous gave hasn't received positive feedback, you have to cut the guy some slack. If you read his review, you can understand why he didn't like the movie quite as much. I thought his review was helpful, even though I don't agree on everything he writes, because he explains not only why he thinks that way, but he gives a few glimpses into his knowledge of Peruvian film-making.


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