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Talk of Angels (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, War | 30 October 1998 (USA)
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 »

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Francisco Areavaga
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Dr. Vicente Areavaga
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Conlon
Ruth McCabe ...
O'Toole
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Doña Consuelo
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Don Jorge
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Pilar (as Penelope Cruz)
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Beatriz
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Elena (as Rossy De Palma)
Britta Smith ...
Duggan
Anita Reeves ...
Harty
Veronica Duffy ...
Keogh
Leyre Berrocal ...
Milagros (as Leire Berrocal)
Jorge de Juan ...
Jaime
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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's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she finds the same kinds of political unrest. In fact, it isn't long before she finds herself attracted to a married man who is similarly involved in the struggle against fascism and Franco. This awakens her to her nature that brings her to such men and resolves for her what she must do about the life she left in Ireland. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Some passions cross all boundaries.

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Drama | Romance | War

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Rated PG-13 for some politically motivated violence | See all certifications »
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Angyalok beszéde  »

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$6,876 (USA) (1 November 1998)

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$15,546 (USA) (8 November 1998)
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When Conlon is reading the newspaper in the tobacco shop, the Philips ad on the back of the paper has a modern font rather than the stockier block or script type that the company would have used in that era. See more »

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Mary Lavelle: [disembarking from train] We came through a valley and into this great hubbub of noise. And for a minute I saw it all the very clearly. The family I was about to join. A country in turmoil. And my own life turned upside down. And then I thought, it's why you came. It's what you wanted. And that's how it all began.
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A romantic's view
26 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie, since I tend to like movies about longing and love. Vincent Perez has eyes that just melt the screen and Polly Walker is breathtakingly gorgeous. I liked the interaction between her character and her Irish friends - especially Frances McDormand whose face says so much with hardly a word.

I think it would have been better if they showed a little bit more interaction between Vincent P. and Polly. Loved the actress that read the poem aloud. Her voice is oddly soothing.

Also, got a kick out of her friend with the kooky hat!

I know this is the type of movie that is more of a woman's movie - I know my husband could probably not sit through it.


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