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Our Lady Of The Assassins Review


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Inner city intrigue in Colombia never looked so lifeless. This violent, gay, 45-years-difference love triangle set in Medellin is a complete misfire from the first frame (it's all done on chintzy video) to the last. City of God it ain't.

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Our Lady Of The Assassins (La Virgen De Los Sicarios) Review


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A somber, violent, poetic meditation on the day-to-day anarchy that rules modern Medellin, "Our Lady of the Assassins" is the story of an intellectual Colombian expatriate returning home for the first time since gang violence and the cocaine trade laid waste to the city of his youth.

A moneyed but world-weary writer who has come home heavy with thoughts of suicide, Fernando (German Jaramillo) mourns the Medellin that existed before Pablo Escobar and the cartels. But after meeting Alexis (Anderson Ballesteros), a handsome teenage gang member who becomes his plaything/lover, and seeing the city through the young man's eyes, Fernando quickly becomes resigned to the fact that life here is cheap.

Alexis, who never leaves Fernando's depressingly sparse penthouse without his 9mm Baretta, may be more opportunistic than he is gay. He knows this aging gentleman is his ticket off the streets. Yet through Alexis, Fernando's eyes are opened and his heart is hardened. Frozen in shock at witnessing a drive-by shooting and a carjacking murder in his first few days home, it isn't long before Fernando is hardly phased by Alexis casually shooting another kid in cold blood right in front of him.

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Our Lady Of The Assassins (La Virgen De Los Sicarios) Movie Review

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A somber, violent, poetic meditation on the day-to-day anarchy that rules modern Medellin, "Our Lady...

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