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94 min
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6.7 / 10 
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Directors: Claudia Llosa [Director] ,

Movie Description:
Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. While living in constant fear and confusion due to this disease, she must face the sudden death of her mother. She chooses to take drastic measures to not follow in her mother's footsteps.


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Only death is mandatory

The rest is our choice. A transgenerational trauma, transmitted not only from mother to daughter but from the Inca's violence mixed with the Spanish Catholicism. A syncretism of traditions that hardly can be digested by the modern man. Poverty also is a factor in the slow and differentiate modernisation of these traditional societies and in overcoming myths that make life difficult. Life and death are inseparable, spirits walk the streets and harm the living, children are transforming a grave in a swimming pool. Take out the potato from me, my dead mother from the house, break the link with the sorrow padt and try to live your life. The only choice we have.


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Potato, Potahto?

The movie starts out beautifully and heartbreaking with Fausta's mom serenading her in Quechua while she lay in bed dying. During this song, she describes the rape she endured while pregnant with Fausta and the death of her husband. These first few minutes are very crucial to the understanding of the movie. Since Fausta's mother was raped while she was still inside her mother, "the milk of sorrow" was passed down to her. The milk of sorrow is defined as the fear that her mother passed down to her while breastfeeding. The movie even goes so far to say that the milk of sorrow is one born without a soul since it's so hidden due to fear.

Her mother proceeds to pass away while Fausta serenades her after her mother stops singing. Fausta goes next door where she begins to bleed and a pool of blood between her legs on the ground starts to form. The girls scream out that Fausta is bleeding again – making it seem like this is a normal occurrence. The next scene shows Fausta at the doctor being asked if she's a virgin and she responds that she doesn't know. The nurse explains she has a "potato" in her vagina and she doesn't want anybody to take it out.

The rest of the movie follows Fausta where she must make a few tough decisions. She wants to earn enough money to transport her mother back and have her buried in their small-town village. However, the job she has makes her question whether she is going to continuing living in fear or if she is going to overcome The Milk of Sorrow. Lastly, the potato begins to affect her health and she must decide whether to keep it or not. The movie is very heartfelt and unpredictable which makes it that much more enjoyable. I recommend you watch this movie and pay close attention to all the different turns it takes.
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