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Obediencia perfecta (2014)

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Julian, a young seminarian, is sent to live with Los Cruzados de Cristo, where he will have to follow a hard spiritual journey to achieve "the perfect obedience".

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Padre Ángel de la Cruz
... Julián 'Sacramento' Santos (as Sebastián Aguirre Boëda)
Juan Ignacio Aranda ... Padre Galaviz
... Padre Robles
Miguel Loyo ... Andrés Lomelí (as Miguel Ángel Loyo)
... Sierva de Cristo (as Lucia González de León)
Juan Carlos Colombo ... Padre Ángel de la Cruz (anciano)
... Julián Santos (Adulto)
... Señora Alcérreca
Dagoberto Gama ... Arzobispo
... Padre de Sacramento
... Madre de Sacramento
... Francisco Romero 'Cua'
Sofía Solá ... Mujer de empresario
... Monseñor 1
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The story of the sexually abusive relationship of a 13-year-old seminarian to the religious leader and figurehead of a Catholic seminary in Mexico, whose device to establish compliance in the young boy consists in the three steps of St Ignatius of Loyola leading to perfect obedience. Written by Anonymous

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When Luis Urquiza called Juan Manuel Bernal to confirm the leading role, he was about to turn it down after reading the book where the movie is based because he felt afraid and because his religious manners. Then he read in the newspaper about a new case of a pederast in Mexico and he felt confident to take the role again. See more »

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Sympathy for the Devil
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Important topic inside an awful film.
4 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

I was really excited to watch this movie, and I went out from the theater truly disappointed. Here is why:

Story: Of course I was interested in watching this film after Spring Break or "Holly Week" in Mexico because I knew about the controversy that was going to make on the premiere. Despite being a Catholic myself, I was glad to see the "dark side" from church and some justice for those abused innocent children. However, I was not happy about the result. There were many, many missing aspects and cases, especially from Father Maciel, who did a lot more atrocities.

Script: Not well written, no memorable lines, not a good plot.

Plot: Boring, scene transitions are quick and do not explain anything at all, and contains a lot of plot holes.

Direction: Horrible. If the script was bad, obviously the direction also will be.

Acting: Excellent, everyone was good, except the main actor (Julian) who seems Kristen Stewart's brother.

Scenery: Beautiful and appropriate to the time where the story is set.

Cinematography: I'm glad that Mexico is improving its camera shots and visual quality.

Score: One of the best things from this film. Every musical theme fits in every scene, and the song election was appropriate.

Genre: They try so hard to add some drama, but they totally fail. I had seen more convincing crying.

Edition: The voice-over did not sound well at times, and did not fit with background music. Sometimes I couldn't understand what the narrator said.

I'm sad that such important topic wasn't addressed in this awful film, but at least I hope that people start to take care of their children and not listen everything religion teaches. Director's intentions were good, but failed at the end.

6.4/10


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