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One from the Heart (1981)

Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship.... See full summary »

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Hank
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Ray
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Leila (as Nastassia Kinski)
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Maggie
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Moe
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Restaurant Owner (as Allen Goorwitz)
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Airline Ticket Agent
Italia Coppola ...
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Edward Blackoff ...
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James Dean ...
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Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright as they may seem, they are but a stage of lights and colours. Will true love prevail over a seemingly glamorous passion? Welcome to Coppola's Broadway-like romantic musical. Written by umyde

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From the director of The Godfather I & II and Apocalypse Now... a unique vision of love. See more »

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Release Date:

6 August 1982 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Golpe al corazón  »

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Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$900,000 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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The first film shot at Francis Coppola's Zoetrope Studios. See more »

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Though shot inside a sound stage, the opening shot of the front of the Fremont shows a completely wet street. Though done for lighting effect, nonetheless Las Vegas gets less than five or so inches of rain a year and the rainfall that does manage to hit the ground, evaporates almost immediately. See more »

Quotes

Frannie: You used to have a pretty good build, y'know? You did! Now you're starting to look like a - an egg!
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Soundtracks

Circus Girl
Written by Tom Waits
Performed by Teddy Edwards (tenor sax), Jack Sheldon (trumpet), Chuck Findley (trumpet),
Dick Hyde (trombone), Don Waldrop (tuba), Lanny Morgan (woodwind), John Lowe (woodwind),
, Leslie Thompson (harmonica), Greg Cohen (bass) & Pete Jolly (accordion)
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The musical beauty of romance, as only Coppola or Woody Allen could picture it
5 November 2002 | by (Monte Estoril, Portugal) – See all my reviews

I have never been in the United States, least of all in New York. But through some directors' works I have built up an image of the city that never sleeps that's made of jazz, petty crooks and gangsters, Godard-lovers, intellectual wanna-be socialite... For all I know, New York is what can be seen through the eyes of Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese... and Francis Ford Coppola.

I would pretty much compare ONE FROM THE HEART to Allen's MANHATTAN, in the sense that both are new-yorkers visions of romance and beauty, filtered through a broadway theatrical and glamorous sensibility. This film, however, unlike MANHATTAN, isn't about New York. It's about spining through the spotlights of a city that parties all night long (cabarets, jazz, dance and magical flirts), only to realize that in the end, it's going to be your simple significant other waiting for you in the backstage.

The staging of the whole movie helps a lot, in the sense that's it's all filmed in studio. Magical skies and dawns that make it easy to pass from a store-window directly to a sunset in Bora-Bora; lust and life and music in what I would consider the last great musical. Every once in a while, Coppola gives us a glimpse of his more passionate side. This would then be the sunny side of the melancholic DRACULA.

Add to the magical staging the nightly cabaret-like musical score by Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle and one can't help but be amazed with it all. And I thought I was surprised by Woody Allen's EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU.

If this is the way new-yorkers see life, that's the city I want to live in.


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