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La Niña Santa
(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. With her friend Josefina, she discusses religious calling and her first pangs of love. When a medical convention is held at the hotel, Helena attracts the attention of one of its attendees, Doctor Jano. She is unaware that this well-known specialist and family man has inappropriately fondled Amalia during a street gathering. The upset teenager decides 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.


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
    Juan Pablo DOMENECH, Lucrecia MARTEL
  • Photo
    Félix MONTI
  • Montage
    Santiago RICCI
  • Musique
  • Interprétation
    Mercedes MORAN , Carlos BELLOSO, Alejandro URDAPILLETA , Maria ALCHÉ, Julieta ZYLBERBERG
  • Production
    Lita Stantic Producciones
  • Directeur artistique
    Graciela ODERIGO
  • Décors
    Fernando BRUN
  • Casting
    Nicolas LEVIN , Natalia SMIRNOFF
  • Distribution
    Pyramide Films :
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
  • Ratio

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