AGNUS DEI

By Alejandra SANCHEZ

LA FEMME ENDORMIE - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

Agnus Dei, Lamb of God is a documentary that interweaves the life of Jesús Romero and the life inside a Minor Catholic seminar.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • MEXICO, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alejandra SANCHEZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Alejandra SANCHEZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Carole SOLIVE (LA FEMME ENDORMIE), Celia ITURRIAGA (PEPA FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Jesús Romero was an acolyte when the priest of his church abused him when he was 11. His mother, a very devoted catholic, yearning for her son to become a priest, leaves him at church where the abuses continued for several years. One day, Jesús finds out that the priest exchanges nude photos he had taken of him in a child pornography ring; he alson finds out that he is sexually abusing other children. After going through contradictory crises and syndromes, product of the trauma derived from this love-hate relationship with his aggressor, he decides to legally denounce him, face him in person and make public his story.
      The story of Jesús is a victim's story, undertaking a battle against the indifference and corruption of the Catholic Church, agains the complicity of the judges obstructing the legal process to protect predatory priests, and also a battle against himself, trying to leave behind his fragility as a victim and face his aggressor to break free of the past that stole his childhood and his freedom.
      Jesús tries to rebuild his life; tries to get back the love that he once had for Doña Esperanza, his mother, who trying to give her son to God, gave him to a priest who is still preaching in spite of the scandal and the legal process against him. Doña Esperanza is still a devoted Catholic, she sees her son's painful story as a test God put her through. Jesús actually studies psychology trying to understand the labyrinths of his life and to rescue other childhoods in order to save himself and re-invent his own life.
    • Partners & financing
    • IMCINE
      International Seller : Cat & Docs (Worldwide)
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