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Maria's Lovers (1984)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  January 1985 (USA)
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Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ... See full summary »

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Maria Bosic
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Ivan Bibic
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Ivan's Father
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Clarence Butts
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Mrs. Wynic
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Harvey
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Rosie
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Joanie
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Frank
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Joe
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Al Griselli
Lela Ivev ...
Anna
Elena Koreneva ...
Vera
Anton Sipos ...
Peter
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Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ruining a virtual engagement to captain Al Griselli. Against Ivan's dad's advice, they get married. But Ivan became psychologically impotent, feels unworthy of her and starts wondering, even looking for another girl. Meanwhile slick guitar-and-song-busker Clarence Butts moves in to South-Western PA, and seduces Maria. Written by KGF Vissers

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Desired by all... But loved by only one. See more »

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Los amantes de María  »

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Actors Nastassja Kinski and Vincent Spano both worked on the film. Kinski's Maria Bosic character has a relationship with Spano's G.I. Al Griselli character in the film. The two also had a real-life off-screen relationship which produced a son. See more »

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An Obscure Treasure
19 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

Nastassja Kinski evokes something in the viewer. In Maria's Lovers, she is able to transform from an adolescent sexual lolita to a captivating experienced woman. I viewed the film in a foreign language so I just examined the characters, pacing, lighting, and what I witnessed was an obscure treasure from the 1980's. Nastassja Kinski was in her prime in 1984. She was an eccentric actor to the American audience, ravishing, spell binding, odd. Maria's Lovers is beautiful and lyrical, a film that lingers in the mind, asking questions and relating to moments of lovers. A fascinating study. The directing and cinematography are graceful. I love when we see Maria for the first time. She is so captivating and yet, something else...not sure what...something cool and refreshing. A Film for the Registry.


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