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Paulina Cruz Suarez, raised near Veracruz in the village of Puntilla, was raped at age 8 by Puntilla's mayor. Her impoverished parents saw his interest in her not as evil but as a barter for material gain. Although the mayor had two wives, Suarez was held against her will for two years before she managed to escape to Mexico City where she worked as a maid and gave birth during her 20s to her daughter Rose Marie. U.S. filmmaker Vicky Funari, whose family once employed Suarez as a housekeeper, returned to Mexico to shoot 16mm documentary scenes, intercut with contrived re-creations of key… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film has enough powerful moments to sustain it."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"Confusingly composed, the movie jumps about jarringly as it tells its story."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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