La virgen de la lujuria (The Virgin of Lust)
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La virgen de la lujuria (The Virgin of Lust)
Legendary Mexican director Arturo Ripstein explores the mundane and sexual obsession in 1940s Mexico in his 2002 film The Virgin of Lust. Introverted Ignacio "Nacho" Jurado (Luis Felipe Tovar) spends his days waiting tables at the Cafe Ofelia and his nights amongst his voluminous porno collection. His world is turned upside-down when a prostitute named Lola (Ariadne Gil) begins hanging out at the cafe. Nacho is immediately smitten with the whore, but Lola's mind is focused on a very brutish wrestler who'll have nothing to do with her. Lola, a natural sadist, recognizes… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Highly stylized."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Seor Ripstein: vaya presuncin y auto-complacencia! qu vergenza de cinta!, qu psimo logro!..."
‑ Alex Ramirez, Cinenganos
"[At times] almost stage bound, but perhaps that's because it's better than most homage at being faithful to the material that inspired it."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"A grandly-scaled allegory that is at once fascinating, captivating, and utterly audacious"
‑ Arthur Lazere,
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