4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A Protestant Irish family is caught up in a conflict between Irish Republicans and the British army.

Director: Pat O'Connor
Stars: Iain Glen, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Sean T. McClory
Paranoid I (2000)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A stressed out fashion model Chloe is invited by an acquaintance to a dinner party with some friends of his in a house far from London. She faints and when she wakes up, everybody has left ... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan
Stars: Jessica Alba, Iain Glen, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Seduced by Jung, killed by hate, redeemed by history. In 1905 a 19-year-old Russian girl suffering from severe hysteria is admitted into a psychiatric hospital in Zurich. A young doctor, ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Faenza
Stars: Iain Glen, Emilia Fox, Craig Ferguson
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Rafelson
Stars: Patrick Bergin, Iain Glen, Richard E. Grant
30 Door Key (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young writer in 1939 Warsaw faces the conflict of acting his age or relapsing into childhood during the brink of World War II.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Stars: Iain Glen, Robert Stephens, Crispin Glover
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Experienced N.Y. police detective John Harris is sent to London to help a local task force investigate a series of gangster killings organized by a new player in town - an American. Harris uses a teen wronged by gangsters to get to him.

Director: Danny Cannon
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Iain Glen, John Wood
Comedy | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two girls thrown together by their boyfriends' violence accidentally kill one of them.

Director: Bill Eagles
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Susan Lynch, Iain Glen
Gabriel & Me (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A young boy believes he can save his dying father if he can become an angel.

Director: Udayan Prasad
Stars: Iain Glen, David Bradley, Sean Landless
Silent Scream (1990)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: David Hayman
Stars: Iain Glen, Andrew Barr, Kenneth Glenaan
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: David Hare
Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Michael Gambon, Iain Glen
Darkness (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Anna Paquin, Lena Olin, Iain Glen
Spy Sorge (2003)
Action | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Iain Glen, Masahiro Motoki, Kippei Shîna


Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmelo Gómez ...
Ulises Hernández ...
D. Antonio
Mirta Ibarra ...
Herminia (as Mirtha Ibarra)
José Manuel Cervino ...
Manuel Manquiña ...
Francisco Casares ...
D. Leandro
Miguel Ángel Alonso ...
Isidoro (as Miguel Angel Alonso)
Cyra Toledo ...
Gloria del Toro ...
Juli Mira ...
Antonio Dechent ...
José Batista ...
Chamaida Santana ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »







Release Date:

30 October 1998 (Spain)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


By Pedro Guerra
Performed by Pedro Guerra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Predictable tragical tremendism
21 April 2001 | by (La Rioja, Spain) – See all my reviews

Starting from the Spanish saying `Hay amores que matan' – there are loves that kill - Rafael Arozarena used his native Lanzarote background to write a tragic drama novel placed uncomfortably in the 30s and 40s. I say `uncomfortably' because the Spanish Civil War, only fleetingly mentioned in passing, takes only a very slight part in the development of the story. A beautiful `Mararía' (Goya Toledo) falls in love with an English geologist (Ian Glen) and becomes pregnant, making the young Basque doctor (Carmelo González), who is most definitely in love with her, exceedingly jealous. But it is not until after a six-year interruption due to the civil war that the film reaches its predictable and tragic outcome. The classical triangle structure. Nothing remarkably special, either in the story or in the actors. Underlined by the fact that Goya Toledo is definitely much more beautiful in real life than in this film. What is attractive is the scenario: the island of Lanzarote, the fourth largest island in the Canary Group. It is largely on volcanic soil such that the old lava flows can be used for rather unusual cultivation techniques, such as lush-green spring onions growing in black soil; or those little green bushes growing at the bottom of round shallow holes, which are in fact wine bushes and produce a tasty natural wine, mostly at the island's principle wine centre, Mozaga, a few kilometres north east of Yaiza, where most of the film is shot. The wine bushes grow out of these shallow man-made holes so as to be protected from the wind, which is a constant factor on Lanzarote. But these holes also have the double effect of being useful for collecting the dew which then trickles down to the base of the plant as the sun comes up. The newer volcanic areas form the part which is now called Timanfaya National Park, just 3 kms north of Yaiza, offering landscapes which are practically desert. No, the camels were not imported for the film: they form one of the long-standing tourist attractions on the island. Also of certain interest is some of the music played by local people in the bar using local melodies, including a dance version of a `jota'. Apart from that, Pedro Guerra´s musical apportation was rather like the rest of the film: predictable tremendism and lacking that touch of harmonious good taste. The film has its interesting points, but all in all it does not quite succeed in getting you into the story. I can only give it 5½ out of 10, being a little generous.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
An abuse of dramatic resources on an empty film swain-4
Discuss Mararía (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: