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The Holy Girl
(La Niña Santa)

by Lucrecia MARTEL


A spa-town hotel in northern Argentina. Sixteen-year-old Amalia lives there with her divorced mother, Helena, who runs the establishment. She wanders around at will, from laundry room to swimming pool. She and her friend Josefina discuss love and religious callings. When a medical convention is held at the hotel, Helena attracts the attention of one of its attendees, Doctor Jano, but she is unaware that he inappropriately fondled Amalia during a street gathering. For her part, the upset teenager has decided to save the doctor from his sins… A film of exacerbated sensuality, with a strange and languorous atmosphere, a tale of good and evil, of an age where eroticism – often not recognised as such – becomes more pressing. M.P.M.

Participation in the 2001 Nantes Produire au Sud Workshop

  • Titre français
    La Niña Santa
  • Original title
    La Niña Santa
  • Titre international
    The Holy Girl
  • Scénario
    Lucrecia MARTEL, Juan Pablo DOMENECH
  • Photo
    Félix MONTI
  • Montage
    Santiago RICCI
  • Musique
  • Interprétation
    Mercedes MORÁN, Carlos BELLOSO, Alejandro URDAPILLETA, María ALCHE, Julieta ZYLBERBERG
  • Production
    Lita Stantic Producciones, El Deseo
  • Distribution
    Pyramide Films :
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
  • Ratio

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