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Posted on 6/06/04 03:50 PM
This is a gorgeously filmed story that raises questions about the expediency of right and wrong in the lives of those committed to serving God. In the end, the church is crippled, innocence is lost and love is dead, so maybe it actually answers the questions as well.
Gael Garcia Bernal (Y Tu Mama Tambien, Amores Perros) shows again why he is one of Mexico's hottest properties: the kid is HOTT.... oh yeah, and he's also really talented. Opposite him is a newer talent, Ana Claudia Talancon, whose performance as the young woman who falls in love with a priest is detailed and moving. Other lumiaries of mexican cinema bring depth to the cast - everyone is excellent.
This story drags just a bit in the middle, as its attention is divided between the love relationship and the political aspects, but it's nothing to be put off by: overall, this is a very watchable story with an empassioned message, deftly told.