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OUR LADY OF THE ASSASSINS

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Our Lady of the Assassins

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
100 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/07/01
performer:
Anderson Ballesteros, German Jaramillo
director:
Barbet Schroeder
distributor:
Paramount Classics
author:
Fernando Vallejo
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

If artistic promise has a life span, then director Barbet Schroeder’s career — now a decade removed from Reversal of Fortune — kicked the bucket a while ago. Which makes Assassins something of a comeback. Daringly shooting his film on the bloodied streets of Medellin, Colombia (and on hi-def video), Schroeder centers on a writer’s quest for spirituality while trolling the ravaged city with his casually murderous teenage lovers. The drama is often forced and stagy, but it’s still an intimate portrait of a vividly uncivilized world.