The Holy Girl (La Nina Santa)
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A chance encounter between Amalia and Dr Jano, who is attending a medical conference at the hotel, allows the young girl to at last find her vocation -- to save a man from sin.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Director Lucrecia Martel's storytelling is spare to the point of being stingy."
‑ Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic
"Ultimately turns out to be something of a bore, a film that, like one of its main characters, wanders around touching on subjects and then fleeing before connecting fully."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"With this well executed drama, a follow-up to her La Cienega, Lucrecia Martel emerges as a major Argentinean filmmaker."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
" once humane, encompassing every shade of gray, and bracingly cold-eyed in its assessment of human endeavor."
‑ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide
"Provokes a wealth of unsettling thought, even as it declines to pass any final judgments of its own."
‑ Gianni Truzzi, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Martel's style is tentative, elusive, so much so that even the most conventional episodes benefit from her fresh perspective."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"A uniquely intriguing motion picture."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Some of The Holy Girl is hard to follow, but the reward is Martel's ability to create a spiritual yet subtly lecherous mood."
‑ Michele Kenner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Obviously, this one is not for all tastes, but it is an impressive showing for Argentine filmmaker Martel, who's managed to do Almodovar-type material every bit as well as her mentor."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Alche's crooked grin is as gleeful as the nose-wriggling enchantress in Bewitched. The elliptically implicit ending reminds me of Purple Noon minus the murder."
‑ Tim Appelo, Seattle Weekly
"A very intelligent movie marked by candor and compassion."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"A low-key tone poem about the passions of sex and religion"
‑ Bob Strauss, Dallas Morning News
"Martel's distinctive and fascinatingly innovative style warrants her being considered as an auteur."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"what should have been a religious experience comes off more like a botched coming-of-age tale with some pungent atmospherics."
‑ Chris Barsanti,
"A series of fractured tales that never resolve, never explain anything, and never get any more interesting."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
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