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The Holy Girl R

She is both temptation and salvation.
The Holy Girl
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Format:  DVD-R
item number:  HBOM 645352D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 3, 2012
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Note: The Making of "The Holy Girl" featurette
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by
Produced by
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by , &

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh77%

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Total Count: 61

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 2,073
Rating: B+ -- With this well executed drama, a follow-up to her La Cienega, Lucrecia Martel emerges as a major Argentinean filmmaker. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Jun 28, 2011
Rating: 3/4 -- Martel's style is tentative, elusive, so much so that even the most conventional episodes benefit from her fresh perspective.
Seattle Times
Jun 24, 2005
Rating: A -- Martel's distinctive and fascinatingly innovative style warrants her being considered as an auteur. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Sep 23, 2005
Rating: 3/4 -- Obviously, this one is not for all tastes, but it is an impressive showing for Argentine filmmaker Martel, who's managed to do Almodovar-type material every bit as well as her mentor. Full Review
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Jul 8, 2005
Rating: 3.5/4 -- A very intelligent movie marked by candor and compassion.
Chicago Tribune
Jun 18, 2005
[The] seemingly incidental events coalesce into a piercing and ultimately poignant climax. Miraculous.
Uncut
Mar 1, 2005
Rating: 3/4 -- Some of The Holy Girl is hard to follow, but the reward is Martel's ability to create a spiritual yet subtly lecherous mood.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Oct 27, 2005

Description by OLDIES.com:

The Holy Girl poignantly captures the lives of two teenage girls, Amalia, daughter to the owner of the hotel, and the girl's best friend Josefina, as they adjust to their growing sexuality and religious passion. After an encounter with the respected Dr. Jano, a physician attending the convention, Amalia confides in Josefina that she is going to deliver him from sin. After submitting to her wishes, Dr. Jano realizes that no matter how good the temptation, nothing is worth the evil it causes.

Product Description:

Lucrecia Martel (LA CIENAGA) returns with THE HOLY GIRL, a powerfully understated coming-of-age tale in which a teenage girl grows up in a religiously fervent society. The film takes place during a medical convention in an Argentinean hotel, where its characters stumble upon each other. Amalia (Maria Alche) is a pretty, conflicted teenager who has become consumed with the religious concept of "vocation," which she has been learning in Catholic school. She lives with her divorced mother, Helena (Mercedes Moran), who works at the hotel, and spends most of her time with her mischievous friend Josefina (Julieta Zylberberg). But when a seemingly random stranger rubs up against her in a crowd, she begins to think that she has found her calling. It turns out that the stranger is an influential doctor, Jano (Carlos Belloso), with whom Helena has coincidentally begun to fall in love. The more that Amalia considers this chance encounter, the more determined she is to pursue it.

As if adolescence weren't difficult enough, growing up submerged in a deeply religious Latin American culture makes it all the more challenging. Featuring impressively reserved performances across the board, Martel's film bravely shies away from overly dramatic confrontations. It's the unspoken messages that matter the most in the audacious and deeply luminous THE HOLY GIRL.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: APRIL 29, 2005 (LIMITED)
  • This film screened as part of the 42nd New York Film Festival organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
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  • Sales Rank: 129,843
  • UPC: 883316453520
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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