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Perfect Obedience (2014)

Obediencia perfecta (original title)
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Julian, a young seminarian, is sent to live with Los Cruzados de Cristo, where he will have to follow a hard spiritual journey to achieve "the perfect obedience".


Luis Urquiza (as Luis Urquiza Mondragón)


Ernesto Alcocer (screenplay), Luis Urquiza (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Juan Manuel Bernal ... Padre Ángel de la Cruz
Sebastián Aguirre ... Julián 'Sacramento' Santos (as Sebastián Aguirre Boëda)
Juan Ignacio Aranda Juan Ignacio Aranda ... Padre Galaviz
Luis Ernesto Franco ... Padre Robles
Miguel Loyo Miguel Loyo ... Andrés Lomelí (as Miguel Ángel Loyo)
Luciana González De León ... Sierva de Cristo (as Lucia González de León)
Juan Carlos Colombo ... Padre Ángel de la Cruz (anciano)
Alfonso Herrera ... Julián Santos (Adulto)
Claudette Maillé ... Señora Alcérreca
Dagoberto Gama ... Arzobispo
Claudio Lafarga ... Padre de Sacramento
Johanna Murillo ... Madre de Sacramento
Gustavo Egelhaaf ... Francisco Romero 'Cua'
Sofía Solá Sofía Solá ... Mujer de empresario
Juan Carlos Vives ... Monseñor 1
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The story of the sexually abusive relationship of a 13-year-old seminarian to the religious leader and figurehead of a Catholic seminary in Mexico, whose device to establish compliance in the young boy consists in the three steps of St Ignatius of Loyola leading to perfect obedience. Written by Anonymous

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When Obedience to God Becomes Submission to Man



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Subtle and terrifying at the same time. Greatly performed.
4 October 2016 | by wariotheaterSee all my reviews

This is what happens when you have such great actors, a quite interesting/shocking/real topic to develop and the talent to picture all of that without being unnecessarily explicit.

Absolutely a great Mexican film, the acting that Juan Manuel Bernal gives is just outstanding and precise, the children look spontaneous but traumatized along with their unbelievably blind parents.

The story is terrible and even hideous which only feeds the capacity that the movie has to transmit that and to make you feel terrible and shocked of the evilness that a human being can posses. The subtlety of this film is horrifying and quite effective.

If you are looking for a graphic movie without any important reflection of this disgusting/human topic then this is not your call, on the other hand what you are going to find here is an outrageous story perfectly and subtly depicted with the only purpose to terrify your very deep human side.

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Release Date:

1 May 2014 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Obediência Perfeita See more »


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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