Desierto adentro

Synopsis: To redeem himself from a great sin, a man dedicates himself to building a church.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Rodrigo Plá
  20 wins & 8 nominations.
110 min




On July 31 st, 1926...

...San Isidro held

its last mass.

The evil government

had the churches closed...

...and forced God to leave

his own house.

Priests were ordered

to go to the city.

The sky cries on our heads.

Against such an offense...

...we promise never

to renounce you, Lord.

I'm sorry. I have to go.

We'll find a way

of baptizing it...

...when the time comes.

This won't last forever.

Watch over yourselves.

in charge of a church...

...who sounds the bells,

will be fined MX$50."

their children to pray...

...will have the same fine. "

religious icons, same fine. "

religious icons, same fine. "

What's all that crap, Mother?

I volunteered to hide them...

...but it's only for

a few days.

Do that when you're a man

and in your own house.

You're a good Christian, son.

Let God defend God's stuff.

I must care for my family.

Where are you taking them?

Don't make me lose face.

They're not yours! Elias!

All the men are fighting

in the mountains now.

What are you waiting for?

It's not moving.

Looks like it's

not moving anymore.

And if it's asleep?

If it dies,

without a blessing...

...its soul will never

find peace.

Don't bring on

a bigger disgrace.

Can't you see

there's a war?

I'll make her feel better.

Pray for her.

Give me your blessing.

I hope you're not wrong.


Go, Elias, you'll get me

in trouble.

Dolores fell.

She and the unborn child

are sick.

- What can I do?

- Come with me.

Are you crazy?

They're killing priests.

I'm not asking, Father.

Get in.

Even the walls have ears.

Go ahead with the priest.

Take him away before

things get worse.

If anyone finds out,

we're screwed.

Thank you.

You should've brought

a doctor.

Bless it, Father... she can be in peace.

I bless you in the name

of the Father, the Son...

...and the Holy Spirit.

- Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace.

You ask but give nothing.

Give me back the guns, Elias.


I did my part.

I want to leave now.

The horses are tired.


I'll come get you

tomorrow morning.

Thank you.

What's going on back there?!

Wait, wait, hold on!

Come on! Move it!

Damn rain.

We'll be in San Isidro shortly.

Nobody backs down.

That priest is rising

the people.

You scared me.

My mom sent this.

Aureliano, don't go.

I want a horse.

Come with me to town.



Father Trinidad!

Mother, we have to go.

The army is coming.

Go get your brothers.

Get up, woman,

we're leaving.

Get dressed.

Come on.


They're here.

They've come to get

Father Trinidad.


Hold on.

You brought the priest,

they followed you.

Your son took him

into town.

Hold on, son!

I'll get you down!

Let him go!

Bring water

and a blanket.

- Father.

- Go, Elias.

Listen to me.

I meant no harm.

It was a mistake.

We just wanted to bless

the child's soul.

God will punish

the petty man...

...who for saving his son

brought on the death...

...of God's other children.

Don't say that, Father.

Did you see them out there?

You killed them.

"Eye for an eye,

tooth for a tooth. "

With the death

of your son, Aureliano...'ve begun to pay.

If I'm guilty,

please, absolve me.

Have mercy.

I'm going to die, too.

May God forgive you

because I can't.


Our Father,

who art in heaven...

...hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come...

...thy will be done...




Get up, bastards.

Come on!

Come on!

Move. Move it.


And the others?


There's your son.

She was good,

so I helped her...

...but there's no

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Rodrigo Plá

Rodrigo Plá (born 9 June 1968 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is a Uruguayan screenwriter and director. He is best known for his 2007 film La Zona (The Zone). Plá studied photography, screenwriting and direction at the Centro de capacitacion cinematogrfica in Mexico City, where he has lived since he was 9 years old. In 1988 he directed his first short-film.His 2012 film The Delay was selected as the Uruguayan entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.Rodrigo is married to writer Laura Santullo, who has written all the screenplays for all four of his full-length feature films, including his latest, Un Monstruo de Mil Cabezas ("A Monster With a Thousand Heads"), which was based on her novel by the same name. more…

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