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211 Ratings


Directed by Claudia Llosa
Peru, Spain, 2006
Drama, Romance


Madeinusa is a girl who lives in an isolated village in the mountains of Peru. This strange place is characterized by its religious fervor, and seemingly odd custom: from Good Friday at three o’clock in the afternoon to Easter Sunday, the whole village can do whatever it feels like.

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Madeinusa Directed by Claudia Llosa

Awards & Festivals

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2006 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize

Mar del Plata International Film Festival

2006 | Winner: Best Latin American Feature Film (Roberto Tato Miller Award)

Critics reviews

The heroine’s growing sexual and moral awakening provides MADEINUSA with its dramatic arc, while Llosa’s supple mise-en-scene incorporates much of the colorful clothing and decor of Peruvian village life. It all feels naturalistic in spite of the outrageous premise, which adds to the film’s value as a provocation.
April 07, 2017
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