The Holy Girl Movie

Who's Involved:

Marta Lubos, Alejo Mango, Lucrecia Martel, Mercedes Morán, Arturo Goetz, María Alche, Mía Maestro, Carlos Belloso, Juan Pablo Domenech, Julieta Zylberberg, Mónica Villa

Release Date:

Friday, April 29, 2005

some sexual content and brief nudity

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

"The Holy Girl", Martel intimately explores the burgeoning sexuality and religious fervor of two teenage girls, Amalia (María Alche) and her best friend, Josefina (Julieta Zylberberg). Artfully piecing together a mosaic of nuanced details, fragments of sounds, and small moments, Martel creates a potent and specific portrait of adolescent life. In the town of La Ciénaga, Amalia lives with her attractive, divorced mother, Helena (Mercedes Morán), and her uncle, Freddy (Alejandro Urdapilleta), in the crumbling, run-down Hotel Termas, which her family owns and runs. After choir rehearsals the girls gather in the parish church for further instruction in faith and vocation. What does God want from me? How do I discern between the temptation of the Devil and the calling of God? In between the teachings, the girls gossip and whisper secretively. The lives of the girls and their families intersect with those of a group of visiting orhinolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat specialists) staying at the hotel for a medical convention, including the married, middle-aged Dr. Jano (Carlos Belloso). One day, a crowd of people gather in the street to watch a man play an unusual, exotic instrument: a theremin. Amalia is in the crowd when a man standing behind her presses himself sexually against her. Later, in the hotel, she discovers that this man is Dr. Jano, one of the doctors attending the conference. Amalia finds herself drawn to the Doctor and for days she spies on him. Dr. Jano never notices her presence, but he does notice her mother, Helena. Helena greatly enjoys the attention from this man, but she has little hope as she knows he is married and has a family. Days afterward Amalia confides in Josefina what occurred in the street with Dr. Jano and of her secret mission: to save one man from sin. Dr. Jano becomes caught up in Amalia's web of good intentions and the respected doctor finds his world is on the brink of collapse when her adolescent obsession sets off a chain reaction of social catastrophe.

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Who stars in The Holy Girl: Cast List

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Who's making The Holy Girl: Crew List

A look at the The Holy Girl behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Lucrecia Martel last directed Zama and The Headless Woman.


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Production: What we know about The Holy Girl?

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

The Holy Girl Release Date: When was the film released?

The Holy Girl was released in 2005 on Friday, April 29, 2005 (). There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including XXX: State of the Union, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and 3-Iron.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, September 6, 2005

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