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Camino (2008)




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The winner of six Goya awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress, Javier Fresser's emotional drama tells the true life tale of an eleven year old girl stricken with a terminal illness, and the influence of a powerful conservative Catholic organization during her last days. Eleven year old Camino (Nerea Camacho) suffers from a tumor that is exerting pressure on her spinal cord. As a result, her cervical vertebrae have been fractured, forcing her to endure excruciating medical treatments. Camino and her family all follow the dogma of the Opus Dei, a hard-line, ultra-conservative Catholic organization that believes her suffering is all part of God's greater plan. Now, as this radiant young girl experiences the joys of first love and mystery of death simultaneously, a powerful light shines down from above, illuminating the darkness and revealing the true depths of her happiness for all to see.


Critic Reviews for Camino

All Critics (8)

Though respectful and subdued when the story requires, Fesser's ironic touch manages to extract humour from a dire situation and in the process, skewer organised religion and its propagation of false hope.

March 30, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Not a film to recommend unless you have a particular interest in church politics. But an interesting one to talk about.

April 17, 2009 | Full Review…

It is less a docu-drama than a grotesquely manipulative fairytale -- half Walt Disney, half Lars von Trier.

April 17, 2009 | Full Review…

People critical of Opus Dei will find much to justify their view in the film. But people who have great faith will also find much to nourish them. Javier Fesser has been very clever.

April 17, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5

It's a courageous piece of work but it's so thoroughly steeped in old-fashioned melodrama that it makes you squirm.

April 17, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Young actress Nerea Camacho is brilliant as Camino, showing a maturity in her performance that resonates strongly with her tragic character.

April 10, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Camino

And you thought "The Da Vinci Code" had an unsettling view on religion. Dan Brown's work is kid's stuff. "Camino"´s message can be either life (or love, at least) affirming or very nihilistic, depending on one's interpretation (most will probably veer toward the latter). This not at all subtle movie scared me in ways that no horror film could have.

Matheus Carvalho
Matheus Carvalho

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