#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1840’s Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ultimately succumbs to her. The two later escape to a far off, secluded village where they assume new identities as husband and wife and begin running a children’s school. After several months of relative happiness, the couple’s identity is discovered by a local priest. Under moralistic pressure from both Camila’s family and the Catholic church the authorities apprehend the lovers, and imprison them for sacrilege.
Plot: In Buenos Aires of the 1840s, a young Jesuit and a wealthy socialite fall in love and begin a torrid affair. They escape from the city, and, in disguise, set up house in a village, assuming they are safe and beyond the cares of anyone. However, both the church and Camila’s family are enraged, vowing to hunt down the lovers for a capital crime. Based on a true story.
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Some of the most horribly scripted, badly acted melodrama i’ve ever seen. The “love story” is cliché at best, and the execution scene really seems to have just been thrown in for the hell of it. This movie is Oscar Fishing in every sense of the phrase, desperately trying to jerk at the judges’ emotions while really forgetting what the movie should be about. And what was with the goddamn screaming at Christ scene? This movie has the production value of the last season of Miami Vice, and the acting skills are equivalent to Backdoor Rangers III, Hunting Season. Just because it’s foreign doesn’t mean it’s good.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
*Plot and ending analyzed*
Camila (1984) is a pompous, excessively melodramatic story that rarely rises above the crass emotionalism of a cheap novela, or tele-novela (a soap opera in Latin-American countries). The film stock reduces it even further, since it seems to have been shot on some ‘video’ camera. The angles are so dull and boring, there’s hardly any life in this film at all.
In the 1840’s of Buenos Aires, Argentina, an utterly lifeless respectable woman, who later falls into the category of “demimonde”, lives her boring life with her tyrannical father, who is overbearing, imperious and autocratic. At an instant, there’s not much for us to root for, since these wealthy people are so repulsive. Yet the director, María Luisa Bemberg, thinks we should side with Camila, because she reads a few “banned” books. The director throws everything at us from afar, from the drowning of some pet cats on the tyrannical father’s order, to the beheading of the bookseller. Clearly, she’s not one to engage the audience with slow-nuances, but merely histrionics.
Enter some Jesuit priest, Ladislao Gutiérrez, equally boring and without merit. Well, Camila takes to him right off. I can’t see how she falls for him so quickly, he’s about as empty as a bare bottle that’s molded up in the cellar. The rest of the story has the authorities searching for them after they’ve consummated their “love”. Everything is brought down by a priest appearing out of nowhere, who finds them in some local village and they are executed.
The film is pathetic, emitting little sympathy from clear-headed viewers; it is gut-wrenching in the extreme. Instead, it seems to be more of a tome or dictum intending to show how the affairs of the heart override any social order.
Original Language es
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (USA)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director María Luisa Bemberg
Writer María Luisa Bemberg, Beda Docampo Feijóo, Juan Bautista Stagnaro
Actors Susú Pecoraro, Imanol Arias, Héctor Alterio
Country Argentina, Spain
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 wins & 2 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length 3,080 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm