The Crime of Father Amaro (2002)

Crime of Father Amaro
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Miguel Lima Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Guillermo Granillo Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jose Marie Eca de Queiroz Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000002
Vincent Lenero Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Scot Evans Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Claudia Becker Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Luis David Sansans Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000002
Óscar Figueroa Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mariestela Fernandez Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Nerio Barberis Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000001
Sandra Leon Casting n/a 179 10000001
Carmen Gimenez Cacho Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Matias Barberis Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000002
Rosino Serrano Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Atahualpa Lichy Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Jose-Maria Morales Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Luisa Huertas Actor Dionisia 1 1000006
Ernesto Gomez Cruz Actor Bishop 1 1000007
Angélica Aragón Actor Sanjaunera 1 1000005
Sancho Gracia Actor Father Benito 1 1000004
Ana Claudia Talancon Actor Amelia 1 1000002
Damián Alcázar Actor Father Natalio 1 1000003
Gaston Melo Actor Martin 1 1000008
Andrés Montiel Actor Ruben 1 1000009
Arturo Ripstein Producer n/a 3 3000002
Laura Imperiale Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Daniel Birman Ripstein Producer n/a 3 3000001
Carlos Carrera Director n/a 2 2000001
Pedro Armendariz Jr. Actor Presidente Municipal 1 1000010
Lorenzo DeRodas Actor Don Paco 1 1000011
Gael García Bernal Actor Father Amaro 1 1000001
Recently ordained a priest, 24-year-old Father Amaro is sent to a small parish church in Los Reyes, Mexico to assist the aging Father Benito in his daily work. Benito--for years a fixture in the church as well as the community--welcomes Father Amaro into a new life of unseen challenges. Upon arriving in Los Reyes, the ambitious Father Amaro meets Amelia, a beautiful 16-year-old girl whose religious devotion soon becomes helplessly entangled in a growing attraction to the new priest. Amelia is quickly following into the footsteps of her mother, Sanjuanera, who has been engaged in a long-time affair with Father Benito. Amaro soon discovers that corruption and the Church are old acquaintances in Los Reyes. Father Benito has been receiving financial help from the region's drug lord for the construction of a new health clinic. As well, another priest in the diocese, Father Natalio, is suspected of assisting guerilla troops in the highlands. Meanwhile, Amelia and Father Amaro have fallen in love and have begun a passionate sexual relationship. As things become increasingly more complicated in the small community, the walls around Father Amaro begin to crumble. Torn between the divine and the carnal, the righteous and the unjust, Father Amaro must summon his strength to choose which life he will lead.