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La Virgen de la lujuria Details

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Legendary Mexican director Arturo Ripstein explores the mundane and sexual obsession in 1940s Mexico in his 2002 film The Virgin of Lust. Introverted Ignacio "Nacho" Jurado (Luis Felipe Tovar) spends his days waiting tables at the Cafe Ofelia and his nights amongst his voluminous porno collection. His world is turned upside-down when a prostitute named Lola (Ariadne Gil) begins hanging out at the cafe. Nacho is immediately smitten with the whore, but Lola's mind is focused on a very brutish wrestler who'll have nothing to do with her. Lola, a natural sadist, recognizes Nacho's penchant for being dominated and she begins to fully exploit this chance to unleash her cruelty on a willing recipient. As the relationship settles into its regular perverseness, Nacho is presented with what he sees as an opportunity to capture Lola's heart completely -- to become a macho revolutionary hero by assassinating Francisco Franco. The Virgin of Lust was chosen for inclusion into the Upstream program at the 2002 Montreal World Film Festival, winning a Special Mention prize from that program's jury. ~ Ryan Shriver, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival Arturo Ripstein Countercurrent - Special Mention 2002 Winner

Cast

Ariadna Gil
as Lola
Patricia Reyes Spindola
as Raquel
Juan Diego
as Gimeno-Mikado
Julian Pastor
as Don Lazaro
Alberto Estrella
as Gardenia Wilson
Carmen Madrid
as Imelda
Daniel Jiménez Cacho
as Toledano

Crew

Arturo Ripstein
Director
Luisa Matienzo
Producer
Stephane Sorlat
Producer
Mate Cantero
Producer
Alvaro Garnica
Producer
Alicia Paz Garciadiego
Screenwriter
Esteban DeLlaca
Cinematographer
Leoncio Lara
Composer (Music Score)
Fernando Pardo
Editor
Monica Neumaier
Costume Designer
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