5.2/10
136
3 user 1 critic

A Corner of Paradise (1997)

Et hjørne af paradis (original title)
Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Directors: Alfonso Albacete, Miguel Bardem, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Nancho Novo, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Ingrid Rubio
Volavérunt (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

On July 23 of 1802, the Duchess of Alba, the richest and most liberated woman of her time, offers a gala to inaugurate her new palace. Attendance is extraordinary: the Prime Minister Manuel... See full summary »

Director: Bigas Luna
Stars: Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Penélope Cruz, Jordi Mollà
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two young people meet in the 60's as a result of their devotion to John Lennon, and have a recurring relationship during the next thirty years at the oddest of moments, in the most diverse ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Gómez Pereira
Stars: Ana Belén, Juanjo Puigcorbé, Gabino Diego
La Celestina (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The young nobleman Calisto falls in love with Melibea, the daughter of a rich merchant. Calisto's servant Sempronio suggests they get the sorceress Celestina to further the romance. However... See full summary »

Director: Gerardo Vera
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Terele Pávez, Juan Diego Botto
Brujas (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Three women from three different generations and walks of life find themselves in a very hot, semi-deserted Spanish town. Patricia is a 17 year old roaming Spain in search for a certain man... See full summary »

Director: Álvaro Fernández Armero
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Ana Álvarez, Beatriz Carvajal
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930'... See full summary »

Director: Nick Hamm
Stars: Polly Walker, Vincent Perez, Franco Nero
Entre rojas (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Madrid, 1974. Former women's jail of Yeserias. Lucia, a girl well situated in society, is condemned to spend ten years in jail due to her relation with a politic militant against Franco's ... See full summary »

Director: Azucena Rodríguez
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Cristina Marcos, María Pujalte
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Pablo knows already, in his twenties, what he wants from life: to become a musician, be likeable to his mother, and find a lovely, faithful and nice boy to share the rest of his life with. ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Colomo
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Pere Ponce, Óscar Ladoire
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Rafael Alcázar
Stars: Omero Antonutti, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Eusebio Poncela
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Pablo hates everything. When Lucia comes into his life, he thinks she's the woman he dreams of, and sees the solution to all his problems. But Lucia, who is rather manipulating, is just ... See full summary »

Director: Álvaro Fernández Armero
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Coque Malla, Jordi Mollà
Don Juan (1998)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Spain in the mid-seventeenth century. A series of bloody wars has ravaged the nation. Don Juan the nobleman and his valet, Sganarelle, roam the countryside on horseback, on the run and lost... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Weber
Stars: Jacques Weber, Michel Boujenah, Emmanuelle Béart
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The Nativity of Mary, from Joseph point of view.

Director: Giovanni Veronesi
Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Ugo Conti, Penélope Cruz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nils von Ekelöw
Trine Pallesen ...
Anna
...
Padre Louis
...
Don Diego
...
Doña Helena (as Penelope Cruz)
Ramiro Huerta ...
Ricardo
Lennart Hjulström ...
Carl von Ekelöw
...
Professor Andersson
Pär Ericson ...
Professor Rylander
...
Minister (as Pedro Armendariz)
Daniel Martínez ...
Kaptajn Garcia (as Daniel Martinez)
...
Scarface (as Jesus Ochoa)
...
Indian (as Damian Delgado)
Carmen Delgado ...
Kvinde
Andrea Sisniega ...
Sekretær
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

1950s | See All (1) »

Genres:

Romance | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

| |

Release Date:

29 August 1997 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

A Corner of Paradise  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Warm,tug-at-heart enviromental story
12 April 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Penelope Cruz's first English Speaking film, I believe. Penelope is not great (although beautiful,) but the movie is a must watch! Beautifully shot, and a magnificent story. My fifth viewing, and I never get tired of it!

Samuel Froeler is a consumate performer. I strongly recommend him in any movie. "Good Intentions" for one. John Savage might have aged, but turn an excellent performance as the disillusioned Padre.

In some ways, the protagonist is a prophetic persona, as it forecasts the evils of Agent Orange, earlier than it was used prolifically in Vietnam. It also introduces the world to the very first at rain-forest conservation in South America.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Corner of Paradise (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?