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

Adored Virgin!

How beautiful. So shiny!

Thats right! So pretty and shiny!





Come, Auntie Grace. Come!

And whos coming? Whos coming?

- Are you coming for some champagne?

- Food is served!

The tart is coming.

- The tart, the tart!

- Here it is.

The tart, the tart...

Max... I wish you a good

trip to South America.

And as our father used to say in Iran...

- And I will look after my sister.

- Thank you.

To Max!

Now Id like that we

raise our glasses to Grace

who is a nominee for the

Pulitzer prize for photography.

You didnt say anything! Thats good.

Really? Which photo?

Her last picture.

- That of Omar?

- Yes.

Omar had been her

guide for years in Iraq.

I pulled out.


Because that photo shouldnt exist.

Mum, can I eat some tart?

Of course, darling.

Im giving up photography.

Whats happened to the great

photographer of conscience?

A photo has never stopped a war.

Independent photographers

are our only hope, Grace,

against image standardisation.

Omar died only because

I was holding a camera.

That picture denounces his sacrifice.

Thats why you must accept the

prize and bring this photo to life.

- How are you, Max?

- Good morning.

Do you want me to stay?

Of course not.



Saturnina is a virgin!

This Turubamba girl...

Lets make her dance.

This Turubamba girl...

Lets make her dance.

Lets roast a pig.

- Rufina.

- What?

Did your husband go to the

glacier to get blessed water?

Oh, yes.

That night was so delicious.

He started to eat my

body, slowly and sweetly.

I didnt want him to stop.

Are you afraid of the first night?


Ignacio farts so loud.

Thats why shes scared.

What are you saying, you naughty woman?

You mean my son? He really can fart!

My son sure can fart!

I wonder how much this is worth.


I dont feel well.

I must rest my eyes.


Felix Caceres?

Here I am.


I can see much better now.

Okay, now... How many

fingers do you see?

How many fingers?

- I see three.

- Three.

Very good. God bless you.

May God bless you.

May our mountain spirits reward you.


Dont lean forward.

Do not lean forward.

Yes, sir.

Dont lift heavy things.

Yes, sir.

And try not to walk too far.

- Yes, sir.

- Thats all.

Take these. You must

wear them for three days.

- Will I see better?

- Yes.

Okay, sir.

If you get an infection, come back.


Okay? See you.

May our mountain spirits reward you.

Don Angel, how are you?

Bickering like teenagers?

Ral, well go to 15.

Up to 17, I insist.

Two people walked for 7 hours.

I cant turn them away.

I hate you, Ral.

I love you, too.

Hi, Max!

Hey, Paul...

- How are you?

- Good, how are you?

How are you doing?

- Are you in a hurry?

- Always, you know.

- Can you deal with this?

- Sure, no problem.

The mail leaves in two days.

Thanks a lot.

- Todays our national holiday.

- Some Trappist beer...

I had forgotten. Long life to Belgium!

Well, whats left of it.

How is it going?

Gold is a difficult thing.

And you?

We found lots of gold, the

shareholders are happy, all is fine.

Good health.

- Cheers. Thank you.

- See you next time. Bye.


Hold on you silly animal.

Ill get you on the head.


Im going to knock you on the head.

I am!

I must go.

Hurry up. Or Ill marry someone else!


Whats the matter?

Whats wrong?

My God! Blood!

I feel fine.

- Put your head back.

- Im fine, Saturnina.

My God! Blood!

Im fine.

Ill be back.

Hello, Senorita.

Good afternoon.

Is that for me?

Yes, I brought you corn beer.

Thank you.

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