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Extirpador de Idolatrías (2014)

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A movie about the cultural resistance in a country besides diverse, divided.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paulina Bazán ...
Augusto Casafranca ...
Diego Yupanqui ...
Oscar Ludeña ...
Renato Gianoli ...
Fiorella Flores ...
Amiel Cayo ...
Julián Vargas ...
Firelei Barreda ...
Ana Arce ...
Diana Castro ...
Marcelo Peirano Blondet ...
Rossana Escudero ...
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A sinister killer pursues a girl who represents the persistence of Andean religious practices. Waldo, the persistence policeman discovers and captures the criminal and, at the same time, resolves his inner conflicts. The child's mother rediscovers the importance of her Andean cultural roots, but in an irreversible fusion with modern life. Written by Anonymous

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A movie about the cultural resistance in a country besides diverse, divided.


Drama | Fantasy | Mystery



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Release Date:

14 April 2016 (Peru)  »

Also Known As:

Estirpatore di Idolatrie  »

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$60,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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For the shooting of the children's scene with the mythical beings it was needed a large number of actors and extras. As a matter of budget, the actors of the film, Oswaldo Salas, Augusto Casafranca, Oscar Ludeña, Amiel Cayo and Ana Arce supported in the filming personifying a group of mythical beings. Also participated the actress Katerina D'Onofrio as cameo role. Karina Chocos, mother in the real life of Paulina Bazán, also acted as mythical being. See more »

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Other than Its Bizarre Title Misfire…EXTIRPATOR Shows Us that in Peru…Less Is More! Que Viva La PachaMama!
11 September 2016 | by (Pasto, Colombia) – See all my reviews

Culture Clash is one of my favorite cinema themes. EXTIRPATOR offers up an interesting dose, in addition to a host of other oddities of the Seventh Art! The Action unfolds in an unnamed Peruvian small town, where going into detail could be considered a Spoiler, so we'll just forego that! This film highlights a number of subtle, but quite real culture differences: Small town values and dynamic vs. those of the Big City/Capital; Modern 21st century values vs. those inherited from centuries old Inca society; Police discipline and mentality vs. those of ordinary civilian society; And even a kids take on reality vs. those of professional adults!

But leaving the entirety of the aforementioned aside, EXTIRPATOR at times is a bit of a genre-bender, serving up a number of totally unanticipated elements! This, I think, makes for overall unpredictability and a cinematic treat that just isn't easily labeled or pigeon-holed! Couple this with a frequent incorporation of the Natural, Picture Post Card Peruvian Countryside, frequent soothing, yet haunting, strains of traditional Andean melodies, consistently excellent editing and cinematography, a no-frills story which projects a gripping and interesting narrative!

Director Manuel Siles certainly styles his work with a pleasant and impacting signature spin, which I'm sure most viewers will enjoy!


Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome!....

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