Our Lady of the Assassins
Our Lady of the Assassins ★★ La Virgen de los Sicar-ios 2001 (R)
Based on Vallejo's 1994 autobiographical novel, the film follows Fernando (Jaramillo), an older gay man and a writer who has returned to his hometown of Medellin, Colombia to die. After 30 years away, Fernando discovers a crime-ridden city with drug trafficking, gangs, and violence to be the norm. At a party, Fernando is introduced to 16-year-old street tough Alexis (Ballesteros), who soon moves in with him. But when Alexis's past catches up with him, Fernando seeks the truth in a city of lies. Not for the fainthearted; Spanish with subtitles. 98m/C VHS, DVD . CL FR German Jaramillo, Anderson Ballesteros, Juan David Restrepo, Manuel Busquets; D: Barbet Schroeder; W: Fernando Vallejo; C: Rodrigo Lalinde; M: Jorge Arriagada.