The Crime of Father Amaro
- Original title
El crimen del padre Amaro
- Running time
- 118 min.
Vicente Leñero (Novel: José María Eça de Queiroz)
Gael García Bernal,
Ana Claudia Talancón,
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.,
Ernesto Gómez Cruz,
Lorenzo de Rodas,
Juan Ignacio Aranda
Co-production Mexico-Spain-France-Argentina; Alameda Films / Artcam International / Blu Films
Drama | Religion
- Synopsis / Plot
- A handsome young priest, Padre Amaro (Gael Garcia Bernal) arrives in a small town and finds himself surrounded by hypocrisy and corruption--and also finds himself tempted by a beautiful young woman who confesses that when she "touches herself," she thinks of Jesus. What makes El Crimen del Padre Amaro (The Crime of Father Amaro) particularly effective is that Amaro is no innocent--he skillfully forces a newspaper publisher to retract a scandalous story about the Church and is willing to take extreme steps to preserve his career.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Nominated for Goya: Best Foreign Language Picture Spanish Language
: Ariel Awards: 9 Awards including Best Film and Director. 13 Nominations
2002: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nom. for Most Prom. Performer (García Bernal)
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