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Ann Guedes (screenplay)
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30 October 1998 (USA) See more »
Some passions cross all boundaries.
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  (in credits order)

Polly Walker ... Mary Lavelle

Vincent Perez ... Francisco Areavaga

Franco Nero ... Dr. Vicente Areavaga

Frances McDormand ... Conlon
Ruth McCabe ... O'Toole

Marisa Paredes ... Doña Consuelo

Francisco Rabal ... Don Jorge

Penélope Cruz ... Pilar (as Penelope Cruz)

Ariadna Gil ... Beatriz

Rossy de Palma ... Elena (as Rossy De Palma)
Britta Smith ... Duggan
Anita Reeves ... Harty
Veronica Duffy ... Keogh
Leyre Berrocal ... Milagros (as Leire Berrocal)
Jorge de Juan ... Jaime
Ellea Ratier ... Leonor

Angelina Llongueras ... Ana
Jaume Valls ... Pablo
José María Sacristán ... Carlos (as José Sacristán)
Óscar Higares ... Matador
Tusse Silberg ... Aunt Cristina
Jose Manuel Ortigosa ... Singing Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan Prado ... Guardia de asalto (uncredited)

Directed by
Nick Hamm 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ann Guedes  screenplay
Frank McGuinness  screenplay
Kate O'Brien  novel
William Butler Yeats  poem "Down by the Salley Gardens" (uncredited)

Produced by
Linda Bruce .... associate producer
Patrick Cassavetti .... producer
Donna Gigliotti .... executive producer
Denise O'Dell .... line producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
Trevor Jones 
Cinematography by
Aleksei Rodionov (director of photography) (as Alexei Rodionov)
Film Editing by
Michael Bradsell 
Gerry Hambling 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
Production Design by
Michael Howells 
Art Direction by
Eduardo Hidalgo hijo 
Set Decoration by
Totty Whately 
Costume Design by
Lala Huete 
Lena Mossum 
Elizabeth Waller 
Makeup Department
Peter King .... hair designer
Peter King .... makeup designer
Angeles Martinez .... additional makeup artist
Paco Martínez .... additional makeup artist
Maite Mendiri .... additional makeup artist
Carlos Paradela .... hair stylist
Carlos Paradela .... makeup artist
Loli Ruiz .... hair stylist
Loli Ruiz .... makeup artist
Production Management
Mark Albela .... production manager
Stephen Law .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Cassavetti .... second unit director
Javier Chinchilla .... assistant director
Charlie Lázaro .... second assistant director
David Martínez .... co-second assistant director
Ana Muñoz .... co-second assistant director (as Ana Muñoz-Suay)
Art Department
Christina Jareño Amieva .... art department assistant
Carola Angulo .... property buyer
Laia Colet .... assistant art director
Pedro Jesús De la Fuente .... construction buyer (as Pedro De la Fuente)
Alberto Feito .... carpenter
Félix García .... property storeman
Agustín Gaspar .... carpenter
Jesús López .... painter
Julián Martín .... scenic artist
Joshua Meath-Baker .... art department graphics
Rodolfo Montero .... stand-by propman
Marina Morris .... set decorator: additional photography
José Luis Moya .... construction coordinator
Ramón Moya .... construction manager
Santos Pedroche .... stand-by carpenter
Antonio Sánchez-Romo .... chargehand carpenter
Félix Álvarez .... stand-by painter
Sound Department
Paul Carr .... re-recording mixer
Robert Farr .... assistant sound mixer
Ian Fuller .... sound editor
Peter Glossop .... production sound mixer
Diane Greaves .... foley artist (as Dianne Greaves)
Larry Hopkins .... layback mixer
John Ireland .... dialogue editor
Robert Ireland .... assistant sound editor
Shaun Mills .... boom operator
Christine Newell .... assistant sound editor
Anthony Sloman .... sound effects editor
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Boris Zapata .... sound assistant
Pablo Garcia .... stunts
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
David Appleby .... still photographer
Marc Beneria .... clapper loader
Joan Benet .... focus puller
Eddie Burt .... grip
Javier Catalán .... gaffer (as Javier Catalan)
Antonio Gil .... electrician (as Toni Gil)
Salvador Gómez Calle .... focus puller
Salvador Gómez Cuenca .... assistant camera (film segments)
Matías Hederra .... electrician
José María Montserrat .... generator operator
Diego Quemada-Díez .... assistant camera (as Diego Quemada)
Kate Robinson .... camera operator
Emilio Samper .... best boy
Oriol Wendenburg .... electrician
Casting Department
Camilla-Valentine Isola .... casting: Spain
Sophie North .... additional casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Martín Díaz Porras .... wardrobe supervisor (as Martín Díaz)
Joaquín Montero .... wardrobe assistant
Ángeles del Saz .... dresser (as Angeles del Saz)
Carmen Velasco .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Carolyne Chauncey .... assistant editor
Daryl Jordan .... first assistant editor
Paul Swinburne .... assistant editor
Location Management
Javier Balaguer .... location manager
Bill Darby .... location manager: UK
Teresa Darby .... assistant location manager: UK (as Teresa Hidalgo)
Eugenia Soler .... location manager
Music Department
Geoff Alexander .... orchestrator
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Andrew Glen .... music editor
Julian Kershaw .... orchestrator
Graham Sutton .... music editor
Kirsty Whalley .... music mixer
Kirsty Whalley .... music recordist
Other crew
Libbie Barr .... script supervisor
Jane Biro .... assistant to producer
Jorge Calvo .... production assistant
Richard Hyland .... production accountant
Mariana Mejia .... assistant to director
Goyo Montero .... choreographer
Trilby Norton .... production coordinator
Roberto Pérez Bonilla .... assistant accountant
Lucinda Sturgis .... production coordinator
Faye Villalba .... production coordinator

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Rated PG-13 for some politically motivated violence
96 min
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Anachronisms: 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 »
[first lines]
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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9 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
No more soap!, 8 December 2006

This was a very boring movie for me, I have to say. There was no excitement, no real emotions, no passion... Just a fake dramatic romance, set on purpose during a political turmoil (any kind will do...), like so many movies are, without anything political to say (...fascist or royal regimes are mostly preferred). So what we get is a typical romance, with old-fashioned, TV-style direction and over-dramatic performances with extra schmaltz. Yes, exactly like a Mexican soap opera. (Mexicans, don't take it personal, but in Greece a lot of Mexican, Brazilian etc. soap operas are on TV every day). So, if we get so many soap from our TV sets, why should we watch one on the big screen?

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