Our Lady of the Assassins

    Genre
    Drama
  • |
  • Runtime
    98 mins
  • |
  • Rated
    R
  • |
  • Release Date
    2001
  • |
  • Countries
    Spain, France, Colombia
  • |
  • Languages
    Spanish
  • |
DIRECTED BY:
Barbet Schroeder
WRITTEN BY:
Fernando Vallejo
CAST INCLUDES:
Germán Jaramillo, Anderson Ballesteros, Juan David Restrepo, Manuel Busquets

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

"A cracklingly invigorating return to form for Barbet Schroeder" (Boston Globe). Set in Colombia, OUR LADY OF THE ASSASSINS is an urgent, darkly humorous tale that took home The President of the Italian Senate's Gold Medal at the 2000 Venice Film Festival, and follows a writer who returns to his hometown and begins a relationship with a young assassin.

SYNOPSIS

Fernando, an old writer, returns to his village after a thirty year absence and meets a young killer, Alexis, at a brothel for boys. The aging author rediscovers his city through the hate and violence-filled eyes of his sixteen-year-old lover. Until fate catches up with them. Based on a Spanish novel by Fernando Vallejo “La Virgen de los Sicarios.”

Our Lady of the Assassins

    Genre
    Drama
  • |
  • Runtime
    98 mins
  • |
  • Rated
    R
  • |
  • Release Date
    2001
  • |
  • Countries
    Spain, France, Colombia
  • |
  • Languages
    Spanish
  • |
DIRECTED BY
Barbet Schroeder
WRITTEN BY
Fernando Vallejo
CAST INCLUDES
Germán Jaramillo, Anderson Ballesteros, Juan David Restrepo, Manuel Busquets
"A cracklingly invigorating return to form for Barbet Schroeder" (Boston Globe). Set in Colombia, OUR LADY OF THE ASSASSINS is an urgent, darkly humorous tale that took home The President of the Italian Senate's Gold Medal at the 2000 Venice Film Festival, and follows a writer who returns to his hometown and begins a relationship with a young assassin.

Fernando, an old writer, returns to his village after a thirty year absence and meets a young killer, Alexis, at a brothel for boys. The aging author rediscovers his city through the hate and violence-filled eyes of his sixteen-year-old lover. Until fate catches up with them. Based on a Spanish novel by Fernando Vallejo “La Virgen de los Sicarios.”