When 13-year-old seminarian Sacramento Santos joins a new order, Los Cruzados de Cristo, he hopes to rise through its three levels of obedience: 1. imperfect obedience, 2. imperfect obedience of the second degree, and finally 3. Perfect Obedience.
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This film relies heavily on the preconceived notion of the controversies of priesthoods to skip past the explanation of motives, and dive right into the tensions of the culture. On one hand, this allowed for some great scenes without clouding them in the melodrama that can happen in a film like this. But on the other hand, there felt to be a lack of explanation that left me disconnected with a lot of characters.