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Amparo flees the convent and lands in a marginal neighborhood at her sister's house. Cousin Libardo becomes infatuated with Amparo, forcing her to live under his roof; the Animal's family, witness to her captivity. The community, threatened by Libardo, doesn't intercede. Forced to become the Animal's wife, Amparo cannot escape bearing his child. Will she, through love and temperance, survive and save her daughter; bringing an end to the cycle of violence her mother also was a victim of?
The extremely low budget it's the biggest setback of this movie. The story tells the story of Amparo and his "husband" the Animal, doing so it shows a whole circle of human behavior, from the childish naive young girl, to the despicable sexual predator, passing by the permittivity of some families and the code of silence in the poorest communities with the complicity of the total absence of the state of law and the cruel living conditions in the outskirts of Medellin, Colombia.
With a film industry lacking of good strong story's but full of remakes, CGI and big explosions, this kind of movies are a breath of fresh air. Sadly Victor Gaviria is too stubborn and vindicate his style by perpetuating the extreme "humble" production as a realism dogma. It's true that the veracity of the story is lever up by filming on location. But there are plenty of examples of great filmmaking doing the same thing with much better production, the best example would be Fernando Meirelle's Cidade de Deus (2002) aka "City of God". To sum it up: Humble production it's not equal to more realism.
Still is a good movie, but maybe not for the typical audience.
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