The Crime Of Father Amaro

2002, Movie, R, 120 mins

The Crime Of Father Amaro
Melodrama with a message, in which corrupt priests manipulate lives in the name of faith. Ambitious, newly ordained Father Amaro (Gael Garcia Bernal), protegé of a powerful bishop (Ernesto Gomez Cruz) and a born heartbreaker, is sent to isolated, small-town Los Reyes, Mexico, to investigate the activities of certain local priests. Amaro recognizes that the church's primary concern should be spiritual, but can't ignore the fact that church policies — "black politics," one local officeholder dubs them, after the priests' dark garb — inform almost every aspect of secular life, and clerics wield the kind of power that invariably corrupts. The Bishop is par...
Released: 2002 Rated: R Length: 120 mins

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