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    Added on: 27/5/2006 13:20
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    El Crimen del Padre Amaro (UK)

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    One of the most controversial films ever made
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 114 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Gael Garcia Bernal (Y Tu Mamá También, Amores Perros) stars as a recently ordained priest, sent to help an aging priest run a small parish church in rural Mexico. Upon arriving at his new post, he meets a beautiful young woman with a religious passion that borders on obsession. Quickly, her passion for her faith becomes helplessly entangled in a growing attraction to the new priest. But when the handsome priest crosses the line that separates temptation from sin, he finds himself torn between the divine and the carnal, the righteous and the unjust.

    Special Features:
    Director and actor commentary. Making of featurette. Photo gallery. Filmographies. Theatrical trailer. Weblink.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

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    Directed By:
    Carlos Carrera

    Written By:

    Luisa Huertas
    Angélica Aragón
    Sancho Gracia
    Ana Claudia Talancón
    Gael García Bernal

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    8 / 10
    A very good and provocative movie (and a nice surprise as well) that deals with the touchiest issues of the Catholic church - corruption and lust.
    Bernal gives (yet another) stunning performance as a young priest, coming to assist an older priest in a small Mexican town.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs and the colors are nicely saturated.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good, too. There`s hardly a usage of the surrounds, but for this kind of a movie, that`s totally acceptable.
    The menus are nicely animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary by the director and lead actor, a behind the scenes featurette and a picture gallery.
    Bottom line - it`s no wonder this movie got a nomination for both the Golden Globe and Oscar for best foreign language film. It`s complex, yet deals with the most basic human needs. Recommended.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 27/5/2006 21:38