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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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Lovers: A True Story  »

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ESP 286,810,498 (Spain)
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Trivia

In the last scene set in Burgos, the crew was ready to use fake snow when, to everyone's surprise, it snowed in the area for the first time in many years. See more »

Goofs

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

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An erotic tragedy
20 July 1999 | by (St. Albans,VT) – See all my reviews

Story of a young cadet who falls for a landlady that 1950's Spain gave him no preparation for. The attempt of his previously innocent fiance to win her man back from Abril's character are both erotic and heartbreaking, and the resolution is a devastator. The best film from Spain I've seen.


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