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Ann Guedes (screenplay)
Frank McGuinness (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 October 1998 (USA) See more »
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Some passions cross all boundaries.
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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
María de los 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
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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 »
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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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romance in troubled times, 13 September 2013
Author: SnoopyStyle

It's the 1930's. Young Irish woman Mary Lavelle (Polly Walker) comes to Spain to work as governess in the Areavaga family. Political tension is pressuring the wealthy family. The married son Francisco (Vincent Perez) is politically active, and falls for Mary. The father Dr. Vicente (Franco Nero) is sympathetic but endeavors to stay moderate. Mary is unsure about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland.

Interestingly, it features Frances McDormand in a minor role as another Irish governess, and Penélope Cruz as one of the daughters. Franco Nero is giving tremendous depth to the movie. Polly Walker seems a bit too old for the role. The character is better served to have younger more naive 20something.

The production value could be better. It feels like a higher end made-for-TV movie. The backdrop of Spanish political instability adds a great deal of tension. Without a doubt, this is a soapy romance. Sometimes, it's abrupt like pages are missing from a book. And the ending isn't that satisfying with many questions left unanswered.

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