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Latido takes ‘Commandment’

Pic helmed by 'La Milagrosa's' Rafael Lara

MADRID — Madrid-based sales consortium Latido Films has acquired international rights outside Mexico to “The Fifth Commandment,” directed by Mexican Rafael Lara (“La Milagrosa”).

Written by Lara from a story line by producer Jorge Aguirre, “Commandment,” a psychological thriller according to Lara, turns on Victor, a lonely, schizophrenic youth who, sexually abused as a child by a priest, seduces and kills attractive young women in Mexico City.

With the police closing down, he wavers between recognizing the horror of his acts and their justification through a warped version of Catholic doctrine.

Guillermo Ivan (“Vantage Point”) plays Victor. With Victor’s identity known from near the get-go, “Commandment’s” shocks are delivered by the bloody brutality of his acts.

Deal was closed between Latido and Aguirre’s Cyclus Producciones at Mexico’s 26th Guadalajara festival, which wrapped Saturday, said Latido managing director Silvia Iturbe.

“Commandment” will receive its market premiere at May’s Cannes festival, she added.

The pickup comes after select Latin American genre pics — the Wild Bunch-sold “We Are What We Are,” a Mexican cannibal family drama, and Uruguayan Gustavo Hernandez’s “The Silent House,” handled by Elle Driver — have scored standout sales results.

Mexico’s Lara caught attention with the 2006-shot Colombian war drama “La Milagrosa,” which kicks off with the kidnapping of an upper-class Colombian by FARC guerrilla forces.

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