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I, the Worst of All (1990)





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Sister Juana (Assumpta Serna) is a gentle poet and a none-too-pious nun, living in seventeenth-century Mexico. She is protected by the Governor and his wife from a ferociously misogynistic Archbishop, who some believe is using his hatred of women to hide from his very powerful lust for them. Indeed, it is possible that he is the actual father of Sister Juana. Regardless of that, her life becomes extremely grim when her loving patrons return to Spain, leaving her to the not-so-tender mercies of this harsh man. This difficult story is based on a novel by the award-winning poet and writer Octavio Paz. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

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Assumpta Serna
as Juana Ines de la Cruz
Dominique Sanda
as Maria Sanda
Héctor Alterio
as Vice king
Lautaro Murúa
as Archbishop
Franklin Caicedo
as Santa Cruz
Alberto Segado
as Father Miranda
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I, the Worst of All offers an illuminating and soulful portrait of Latin America's first great poet, who happened to be a brilliant nun in seventeenth-century Mexico.

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