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  • NR
  • 2005
  • 1 min
  • 6.8  (1,755)

Madeinusa is a Peruvian movie directed by Claudia Llosa that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006. The film tells the story of Madeinusa (Magaly Solier), a 14-year-old girl who lives in a small town in the Peruvian Andes called Manayaycuna. The town is known for its annual celebration of Easter, which attracts tourists and religious pilgrims from all over the region.

During the celebration, the town enforces a local tradition known as "The Time of the Sins," in which all sins are considered permissible. Madeinusa rebels against her father, the mayor of Manayaycuna, and embarks on a forbidden relationship with Salvador (Carlos J. de la Torre), a young geologist who has arrived in town to conduct a study.

As the two get closer, Madeinusa becomes increasingly disillusioned with the life and traditions of her town. She longs to escape the stifling atmosphere of Manayaycuna and start a new life elsewhere, but is unsure how to do so given the restrictions placed upon her as a young woman.

The film is shot beautifully, taking advantage of the Peruvian landscape to provide stunning visuals of the town and its surroundings. The director includes many close-ups of characters' faces, allowing for greater intimacy and insight into the emotions of the characters.

The performances of the leading actors are exceptional. Magaly Solier, who later starred in another of Llosa's films, "The Milk of Sorrow," gives a powerful and nuanced portrayal of Madeinusa. She perfectly captures the character's mix of vulnerability, rebellion, and longing for personal freedom. Carlos J. de la Torre also impresses as Salvador, bringing a sense of depth and sensitivity to his character that is rarely seen in male romantic leads.

In addition to the main plotline, the film also deals with themes of religion, tradition, and corruption. The priest of the town is portrayed as a greedy and hypocritical figure, who uses the Easter celebration as a way to further his own interests. The mayor is similarly corrupt, and is willing to go to great lengths to maintain the illusion of order and lawfulness in his town.

Despite the dark undertones, the film is not without moments of humor and levity. There are several scenes that showcase the vibrant personalities and witty banter of the supporting characters, including Madeinusa's friends and family members.

In conclusion, "Madeinusa" is a thought-provoking and visually stunning film that explores the lives and struggles of the people of a small Andean town. The film boasts strong performances, beautiful cinematography, and an engaging storyline that will keep viewers captivated until the very end. Highly recommended for anyone interested in Peruvian cinema or international independent films.

Madeinusa is a 2005 drama with a runtime of 1 minute. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

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    6.8  (1,755)