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Lovers: A True Story (1991)

Amantes (original title)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Enrique Cerro ...
Mabel Escaño ...
Esposa Comandante
Alicia Agut ...
Madre Trini
José Cerro ...
Gabriel Latorre ...
Saturnino García ...
Ricard Borràs ...
Individuo Bar (as Ricard Borrás)
Lucas Martín ...
Jorge Juan García ...
Cosme Cortázar ...
Carmen Ibarra ...
Mujer Estanco
Fernando Hernández ...
Hombre Estanco


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

12 April 1991 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Lovers: A True Story  »

Box Office


$1,407,309 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Antonio Banderas was originally slated to play Paco. See more »


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


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Victoria Abril amazing
25 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

It's the 1950's Madrid. Paco (Jorge Sanz) is getting out of the army and set to marry his commander's nanny/maid Trini (Maribel Verdú). She is saving herself for marriage and sends him to Luisa (Victoria Abril) to rent a room. He starts a factory job. Luisa seduces him and they have a torrid affair. Trini senses the affair and tries to win him back by sleeping with him.

Victoria Abril is amazing. She is wondrous and does powerful acting. Maribel Verdú is a nice foil to her. Jorge Sanz faces the tougher task of playing the weaker sex and he does a great job. This is a movie of these three terrific actors in compelling performances.

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