|El crimen del Padre Amaro|
|Directed by||Carlos Carrera|
|Produced by||Daniel Birman Ripstein|
|Written by||Eça de Queirós (novel)|
Vicente Leñero (screenplay)
|Starring||Gael García Bernal|
Ana Claudia Talancón
|Music by||Rosino Serrano|
|Editing by||Óscar Figueroa|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date(s)||August 16, 2002|
|Running time||118 min|
The Crime of Father Amaro (Spanish: El crimen del padre Amaro) is a 2002 Mexican film directed by Carlos Carrera. Carlos Carrera (born August 18, 1962 in Mexico City) is a Mexican film director and screenwriter Alfredo Ripstein ( December 10, 1916, Parral Chihuahua, Mexico — January 20, 2007, Mexico City) was a Mexican film producer Vicente Leñero (born June 9, 1933 in Guadalajara Jalisco) is a Mexican novelist journalist and playwright Gael García Bernal (IPA /ga'el gaɾ'sia beɾ'nal/ born November 30 1978 is a Mexican Actor and director. Ana Claudia Talancón (born May 1, 1980) is a Mexican actress Óscar Figueroa (born June 26 1958) is an acclaimed Mexican Film editor. }} Columbia Pictures Industries Inc is an American Film production and distribution company Events 1384 - The Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong hears a case of a couple who tore paper money bills while fighting See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. Carlos Carrera (born August 18, 1962 in Mexico City) is a Mexican film director and screenwriter It is loosely based on the novel O Crime do Padre Amaro (1875) by 19th-century Portuguese writer José Maria Eça de Queiroz. O Crime do Padre Amaro ("The Crime of Father Amaro" is a novel by the 19th-century Portuguese writer José Maria de Eça de Queiroz. Year 1875 ( MDCCCLXXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula.
When it was first released, El Crimen del Padre Amaro was very controversial; Roman Catholic groups in Mexico tried to stop the film from being screened. They failed, and the film became the biggest box office draw ever in the country, beating previous record holder, Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999). Sexo pudor y lágrimas ( Sex Shame and Tears) is a Mexican Film, the second of the so-called New Era of the Cinema of Mexico
The film starred Sancho Gracia, Ana Claudia Talancon and Gael García Bernal and premiered on 16 August 2002 in Mexico City. Sancho Gracia ( September 27, 1936 in Madrid) is a Spanish Motion picture and Television Actor. Ana Claudia Talancón (born May 1, 1980) is a Mexican actress Gael García Bernal (IPA /ga'el gaɾ'sia beɾ'nal/ born November 30 1978 is a Mexican Actor and director. Events 1384 - The Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong hears a case of a couple who tore paper money bills while fighting See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Mexico City (in Spanish: Ciudad de México, México DF, México or simply Méjico) is the Capital city of Mexico
Gael García Bernal stars as the newly ordained Padre Amaro who arrives in Los Reyes, a small town in the fictional state of Aldama, to start his life serving the church. Gael García Bernal (IPA /ga'el gaɾ'sia beɾ'nal/ born November 30 1978 is a Mexican Actor and director. Young Amaro is soon led into temptation by the beautiful Amelia (Ana Claudia Talancón) a local sixteen-year-old girl whose infatuation with the handsome young priest leads to tragedy. Ana Claudia Talancón (born May 1, 1980) is a Mexican actress
The film delves into the struggle priests have between desire and obedience. Amaro is plagued with guilt about his feelings for Amelia and as the local press begin to reveal the secrets of the parish, Amaro turns to his superior, Padre Benito (Sancho Gracia), who himself is having a relationship with Amelia's mother. Sancho Gracia ( September 27, 1936 in Madrid) is a Spanish Motion picture and Television Actor. When Amelia becomes pregnant and dies during a backstreet abortion, the ranks of the Catholic Church come together to suppress the lurid details of the case. Pregnancy ( Latin graviditas) is the carrying of one or more offspring known as a Fetus or Embryo, inside the Uterus of a Female An In 2005 the portuguese version O Crime Do Padre Amaro was released to be one of the greatest hits in Portuguese cinema. Two actors Jorge Corrula and Soraia Chaves represented Padre Amaro and Amelia.
The film depicts a corrupt local Catholic Church; Benito is shown to have been receiving funds from a drug lord, and there are connections made between the church and the Mexican militia. The scandals portrayed in this powerful film represent many issues pressing the Catholic church and the way it is perceived as operating in many areas of Latin America.
As a free adaptation of José Maria Eça de Queiroz's novel, the film itself is also controversial for not being faithful enough to the original novel, although this is to be expected as the original novel was published in 1875 but the movie takes place in 2002.
The film was nominated for a total of 32 awards with 19 wins and was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language film in 2003. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film is one of the awards presented at the Golden Globes, an American film awards ceremony Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.