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After reading in the newspaper about a baby found dead at a local garbage dump, a childless schoolteacher decides she's going to adopt the infant posthumously so she can give it a decent burial. This high-minded but entirely symbolic gesture puts the quiet, obdurate woman at odds with various bureaucrats, and there are numerous scenes of her and them talking past each other as they try to uncover her motivation for going to all this trouble. Writer-director Rodrigo Sepúlveda suggests a personal explanation for her quest late in the game, but too late and too half-heartedly to rescue this morose Chilean drama (2014) from its own sanctimony. In Spanish with subtitles.



  • Rodrigo Sepúlveda


  • Alfredo Castro
  • Francisca Gavilán
  • Luis Gnecco
  • Mariana Loyola
  • Amparo Noguera
  • Francisco Pérez-Bannen
  • Daniela Ramírez
  • Patricia Rivadeneira
  • María Siebald
  • Jaime Vadell


  • Gregorio González
  • Josefina Schuler
  • Florencia Larrea
  • Rodrigo Sepúlveda

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