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Belle Epoque (1992)

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In 1931, a young soldier (Fernando) deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner (Manolo) due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters (... See full summary »



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Miriam Díaz-Aroca ...
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Mary Carmen Ramírez ...
Jorge Sanz ...
Juan José Otegui ...
Jesús Bonilla ...
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María Galiana ...
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Joan Potau ...
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In 1931, a young soldier (Fernando) deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner (Manolo) due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters (Rocio, Violeta, Clara and Luz). Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to love. Written by Michel Rudoy <>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 February 1994 (USA)  »

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ESP 849,853,303 (Spain)

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Indescribably delicious
25 September 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Belle Epoque" is a light-hearted comedy romp which tells of the goings-on at a Spanish villa (circa 1931) involving a patriarch, his four beautiful and amorous daughters, and a wayward young man who can't say "no". Fanciful, warm, fun, and sexy, this Oscar winning film flows like honey as it aims for the heart, not the crotch or head, and hits the mark. Most likely to be appreciated by more seasoned viewers with an interest in Europics. (A-)

Note - This film has considerable dialogue making for significant subtitle reading for non-Spanish speakers.

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