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Lovers: A True Story (1991)
"Amantes" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  12 April 1991 (Spain)
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Set in '50s Spain, a young man (Sanz) leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée (Verdu) can get married. He rents a room from a widow (Abril), and shortly begins a torrid ... See full summary »

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Luisa
Jorge Sanz ...
Paco
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Trini
Enrique Cerro ...
Comandante
Mabel Escaño ...
Esposa Comandante
Alicia Agut ...
Madre Trini
José Cerro ...
Minuta
Gabriel Latorre ...
Gordo
Saturnino García ...
Pueblerino
Ricard Borràs ...
Individuo Bar (as Ricard Borrás)
Lucas Martín ...
Javier
Jorge Juan García ...
Ignacio
Cosme Cortázar ...
Capataz
Carmen Ibarra ...
Mujer Estanco
Fernando Hernández ...
Hombre Estanco
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Set in '50s Spain, a young man (Sanz) leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée (Verdu) can get married. He rents a room from a widow (Abril), and shortly begins a torrid affair with her. The fiancée figures it out and decides to win him back by offering herself to him and taking him to meet her family. Ultimately he has to make a decision. Based on a true story. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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ESP 286,810,498 (Spain)
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Based on a real crime that happened in Spain at the 50s. See more »

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The film is set in 1955 but an early-1970s VW bus drives past Madrid station. See more »

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Referenced in ¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz?: Azotes (2010) See more »

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Awesome Movie!
4 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best movies I have ever seen! The acting was superb and you could easily transport yourself to post WWII Spain and really immerse yourself in the movie. Paco was so immature for not realizing the treasure he had in Trini. Yes, she was puritan-like BUT these women are exactly the most passionate and affectionate lovers ONCE you get them to relax and enjoy. Getting back to the movie, Victoria Abril is tremendous as the experience and conniving "older" lady, Trini was so authentic as the shy and innocent girlfriend and Paco was very good as the inexperienced and ignorant boyfriend. Now, for me the best part of this movie is that the events and story of this movie ACTUALLY HAPPENED! Amazing! Do not miss this movie! Albert


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