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The Virgin of Juarez (2006)

R | | Crime, Drama | 13 March 2006 (USA)
While on assignment, Los Angeles based reporter Karina Danes meets Mariela, a rare survivor of one of the vicious attacks taking place in the border town of Cuidad Juarez.


Kevin James Dobson


Michael Fallon

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angus Macfadyen ... Patrick Nunzio
Ana Claudia Talancón ... Mariela
Guillermo Díaz ... Felix
Abel Soto ... Street Youth
Minnie Driver ... Karina Danes
Esai Morales ... Father Herrera
Ana Mercedes ... Spokewoman
David Starzyk ... Norman
Marcia del Mar Marcia del Mar ... Mother
Julia Vera ... Arcelia
Araceli Guzman-Rico ... Lisabet
Carlos Carrasco ... Bus Driver
Jacob Vargas ... Detective Lauro
Rob Macie ... Deputy Police Chief
Jorge Cervera Jr. Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Isidro


While on assignment, Los Angeles based reporter Karina Danes meets Mariela, a rare survivor of one of the vicious attacks taking place in the border town of Cuidad Juarez.

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »


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English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Virgem De Juarez See more »

Filming Locations:

El Paso, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Las Mujeres LLC See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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One of two films made and released in 2006 which examined the so-called "Maquiladora Murders", the other film was Bordertown (2007). See more »

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This Movie Outright Sucked!!
11 November 2006 | by preread007See all my reviews

I grew up on the Texas/Mexican border a little further south of El Paso/Juarez and what is happening there and Nuevo Laredo is nothing short of tragic. Anyone who thinks this film brings light on this horrible situation must be on drugs. If you are ignorant to what is going on at our borders, this film will only confuse you into believing that this much death could not possibly be true. I watched this film and could look past the "After School Special" directing approach Kevin adopted. I could even look past terrible casting & bad acting but as a Latino growing up in that area, I couldn't help but being offended with the stereotypical way we are portrayed. Growing up as a gang banger in LA with a gang banger lifestyle could not be further than the way I grew up. I guess that is the only way you can portray 1st generation Latinos in this industry and make money. I am not saying those things don't exist but that is not the only way Latinos live in this country. DO NOT WATCH THIS FILM!!! Please read about what is really happening on our borders and how the drug lords have taken over in these areas and educate yourself about the people who are dying everyday. The producers of this film obviously didn't have enough respect for these poor dead women to take this subject seriously.

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