Synopsis: A former war photographer and her physician husband are caught up in a riot when locals in an Andean village vent their unhappiness with contamination from a nearby mine.
Genre: Drama
Production: First Run Features
  4 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min


The suns strong today.

Yes, but therell be wind later.

Whats your name?



Im the caretaker of the Virgin.

I see.

Will she have any scars?

Yes, inside.

How long will it take?

That depends on the glue.

Could you hurry?

Im getting married soon.

Whats his name?


- He went to the glacier

- Ignacio...

He went to the glacier

to get blessed water.

Can you describe the

colours of the virgin?

Of course.

Her veil is blue,

like the reflection of

the morning sky in a lake.


Have you ever seen the colour blue?

I remember it from when I was a child.

Are you hungry?

Not now. Maybe later.

By the way, who are those two

fellows always hanging around?

You mean the sun and the moon?

The sun and moon?

Im in excellent company.

They cant take remove their

mask until youve finished.

Thats why theyre waiting.

Im so lucky.

Yes, you are.

My names Orlando.

Thank you, Orlando.

Thank you.

- The traffic is getting worse.

- I counted 47 trucks yesterday.

The gringos must have

found gold up there

and theyre dumping their waste here.

Their waste?

Are you crazy?

Its silver they spilled here.

Youre talking nonsense.

Its pure liquid silver.

Then why dont they claim it?

They didnt even notice

it fell off the truck.

Its looks nice but I dont trust it.

You worry too much.

It comes from the mines.

It must be valuable.

Wherever there are mines,

thats where the devil lives.



What do you want?

Mama has gone to see the healer.

For her eyes?


Arent you worried?

A little.

The clinic is open now. Eusebio told me.

We should take mama. Many are going.

To that gringo clinic?

Why not?

No way. Im not going there.


Mama is really sick. We must take her.

What can those people do for us?

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