The Milk of Sorrow

The Milk of Sorrow (2009)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2009-02-13
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 91 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 34min
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  • Production Company: Paris Film Production
  • Production Country: Spain, Peru
  • Director: Claudia Llosa
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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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  • Magaly Solier

    as Fausta
  • Susi Sánchez

    as Aída
  • Efraín Solís

    as Noé
  • Marino Ballón

    as Tío Lúcido
  • Daniel Nuñez Duran

Writing Claudia Llosa Screenplay
Directing Claudia Llosa Director
Production José María Morales Producer
Sound Selma Mutal Original Music Composer
Production Claudia Llosa Producer
Camera Natasha Braier Director of Photography
Production Antonio Chavarrías Producer
Costume & Make-Up Ana Villanueva Costume Design
Editing Frank Gutiérrez Editor