Golpes a Mi Puerta (1993)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - Argentina, Cuba, UK, Venezuela  |  
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This Venezuelian film closely follows Juan Carlos Gene's two act play. The picture set, in an unnamed South American country, is an emotional examination of two courageous nuns who provide refuge to a rebel soldier. Ana and Ursula are nuns belonging to an order that believes clergy and lay people to be equal. When a rebel soldier, considered an enemy of the state, suddenly appears at their small home, they readily take him in. In time, the nuns arouse the suspicions of Mayor Cerone. Because they are nuns, paragons of the Church, and because he has been having recent difficulties with the Church, Cerone accepts their word and does not search their home. Cerone is concerned about the reputation of his town. The forceful military captain cares nothing for Cerone's town politics and violently searches the nun's house. The rebel is found and shot and both Cerone and Ana must face the consequences. For Ana, they could mean death.

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oppression, against-the-system, bureaucracy, good-vs-evil, nun, on-the-run, politician, rebel, refuge, refugee, self-sacrifice, soldier