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Our Lady of the Assassins (2000)

La virgen de los sicarios (original title)
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The tempestuous love story between Fernando, an older man who has recently returned to his crime-ridden drug capitol hometown of Medellin, Colombia and the gun-happy 16-year-old assassin ... See full summary »

Director:

Barbet Schroeder

Writers:

Fernando Vallejo (novel), Fernando Vallejo (screenplay)
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Germán Jaramillo Germán Jaramillo ... Fernando
Anderson Ballesteros ... Alexis
Juan David Restrepo ... Wilmar
Manuel Busquets Manuel Busquets ... Alfonso
Wilmar Agudelo Wilmar Agudelo ... Child Sniffing Glue
Juan Carlos Álvarez Juan Carlos Álvarez ... 4x4 Thief
Jairo Alzate Jairo Alzate ... Taxi Driver Santa Domingo
Zulma Arango Zulma Arango ... Waitress
José Luis Bedoya José Luis Bedoya ... Taxi Sabaneta 1
Cenobia Cano Cenobia Cano ... Alexis's Mother
Eduardo Carvajal Eduardo Carvajal ... Taxi Driver Clinic
Olga Lucía Collazos Olga Lucía Collazos ... Pregnant Woman
Jorge A. Correa Jorge A. Correa ... Dead Man
Phanor Delgado Phanor Delgado ... Taxi Driver with Machete
Albeiro Lopera Albeiro Lopera ... Punk
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Storyline

The tempestuous love story between Fernando, an older man who has recently returned to his crime-ridden drug capitol hometown of Medellin, Colombia and the gun-happy 16-year-old assassin Alexis, who murders all too easily. When Alexis himself is fatally gunned down, grief-stricken Fernando hunts for his young lover's killer in the Medellin slums, but instead encounters Wilmar, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Alexis. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Spain | France | Colombia

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

20 September 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bogorodica plaćenika See more »

Filming Locations:

Colombia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,069, 9 September 2001

Gross USA:

$525,330

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$624,525
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Fernando: Everyone's rotten. The world is run by crooks. Look at our despicable President: "A decision that will benefit all Colombians!" Ha.
Alexis: If you want, I'll shoot him. I mean it.
Fernando: That's just a waste of bullets.
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Alternate Versions

The Italian dubbed DVD edition by BIM softened the anti-clerical dialogs to the point of non recognition of the original meaning. See more »

Soundtracks

Cuntipotens Genitor Deus
(from "Codex Callixtinus")
Performed by Discantus
(Brigitte Lesne, Laurence Brisset, Catherine Schroeder and Brigitte Le Baron)
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About the real life....
27 December 2000 | by root-14See all my reviews

Hi, I was reading about the comments of the movie "La virgen de los sicarios"... some people think that there is bad acting in this movie, and i am disagree absolutely... I live in Cali, Colombia and i can assure you that what you see in the film is exactly what you can see in the real live in some poor parts of the colombian cities... i am talking about everything: the way people talk, the way they move, all is very real... if you live in this country, you can understand that the actors in the movie are not acting... they are living!!! because that what you see in the movie is what we are in Colombia. Thanks for your attention.


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