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The Crime of Padre Amaro

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The Crime of Padre Amaro

Release Date: October 01, 2002

Year    :   2002
Slogan    :   «Lead us not into temptation»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, Alameda Films, Cinecolor-México, Cinecolor-Argentina, Artcam y Fonds Sud Cinéma
Director    :   Carlos Carrera
Producers    :   Daniel Birman Ripstein, Alfredo Ripstein Jr., José María Morales, Claudia Becker, Scot Evans, Atahualpa Lichy, Laura Imperiale, Sandra León Becker
Writers    :   Eça de Queirós, Vicente Leñero
RunTime    :   118 mins.
Budget    :   1800000

Sent to Mexico to help take care of aging Father Benito, young Father Amaro faces a moral challenge when he meets a 16-year-old girl who he starts an affair with. Likewise, the girl's mother had been having an affair with Father Benito. Father Amaro must choose between a holy or sinful life.

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