La Mala Educación (2004)

Almodóvar brings to light another underworld - pedophilia in the Catholic Church, the effects of which lead to drug addiction, blackmail, and gender change.

The film is far more graphic than any hollywood film of the sort. The cast of characters, all men save a couple incidental women, are intent on abusing one another for their own purposes.

The story is creatively told as a blend of the present (1980), recalled events (1960's and 70's), and the current production of a movie loosely based on the recalled events. The acting, cinematography, and writing are superb, leaving the viewer disturbed. It is difficult, though necessary, to empathize with characters bent on destroying the lives of others.

Truth: Abusive actions towards others carry lasting damaging effects on the victim, and the perpetrator.

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