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Made in USA (2005 film) DVD boxart.jpg
Directed byClaudia Llosa
Produced byJosé Marría Morales
Antonio Chavarrias
Claudia Llosa
Written byClaudia Llosa
StarringMagaly Solier
Carlos de la Torre
Juan Ubaldo Huamán
Yiliana Chong
Melvin Quijada
Release date
2005 (Peru)
2006 (U.S.)
CountryPeru and Spain
LanguageSpanish and some Quechua

Madeinusa is a 2005 Peruvian-Spanish drama film directed by Claudia Llosa.


Set in the fictional small and isolated indigenous village of Manayaycuna ("the town no one can enter" in Quechua) in the Peruvian Andes, the story covers three days in the lives of the villagers and a stranger from Lima. The stranger, Salvador (Carlos de la Torre), is unwelcome because he has arrived at the beginning of the "Holy Time," a syncretic religious festival spanning Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The villagers of Manayaycuna believe that during "Holy Time" God, symbolized by an effigy of Christ, is dead and, therefore, nothing is a sin. The drama centers around the eponymous Madeinusa (Magaly Solier), a teenage girl selected as the festival's Mater Dolorosa and the daughter of the village mayor, and her encounter with Salvador.



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