Sex Out of Compassion  

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Sexo por compasión (2000) is a Mexican film by Laura Mañá.

It is a story about the healing power of the sexual act, reminiscent of films such as Wings of Desire, Like Water for Chocolate, and Breaking the Waves. The film moves from black and white to color as it relates the tale of Dolores (Elisabeth Margoni), the village do-gooder who starts a series of love affairs after her husband leaves her because he is tired of her excessive goodness.

Her motivation for starting these trysts is the desire to sin and compassion for men who have been treated unjustly by their women. Her acts of benevolence and the dark village she lives in changes: the invalid is able to walk; a fighting couple make up; and Dolores' suitors give money to the local church. The film is anticlerical in its tone, at one time suggesting to Dolores that she does not need to show up for confession if she has not really sinned.

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