MADEINUSA

Directed by Claudia Llosa
  • Peru and Spain / 
  • 2006 / 
  • Spanish with English subtitles / 
  • 100 min
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"That Llosa has never directed for the camera before is remarkable considering how accomplished the film is."
– Robert Koehler, Variety
"Magical! Enriched with countless eerie details!"
– Roger Ebert, RogerEbert.com
"Very accomplished for a debut feature...a coming of age drama with a novel twist, which offers insight into a world of tradition rarely considered by filmmakers!"
– Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film

Synopsis

Madeinusa is a sweet-faced 14-year-old girl who lives in a dirt-floor house and dreams of the world beyond the village. It is the custom of her town that from Good Friday at three in the afternoon through Easter Sunday, sin does not exist. On the eve of this time of small-town debauchery, Salvador, a young geologist from Lima, accidentally comes to town. The town greets him with curiosity and ire, then imprisons him out of fear that he will interfere with the festivities. But Madeinusa, ever curious about things from the big city, is drawn to him, and her fate begins to turn unexpectedly as she awakens to new experiences of love, lust and sexuality.

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Ubado Huaman and Magaly Solier
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Magaly Solier and Carlos de la Torre
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Int Church
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Magaly Solier
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Procession
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Ext Church
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Madeinusa poster (hi res)