In one of Tulio’s most brutal melodramas, Maija, an innocent country girl, is seduced, abandoned, and driven to prostitution. Tulio explores society’s double-standard while condemning the patriarchy’s perception of feminine sexuality.
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As Borzage or Sirk, there are no limits to Tulio's melodramatic excess, from the reasonable to the absolute unlikely, all is worth, for what is worth, when film language allows and insists on it. In a film where Protestant moral assumes a complete embodiment, the stylistic narrative art, in debt to silent film visual narration, with a very creative use of sound, reaches an exemplary depuration.