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The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)

Not Rated  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  7 March 2001 (France)
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A man is forced to confront a dangerous female jaguar and his own past through the sacrificial killing of the beast he has grown to love.

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Credited cast:
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Antonio Bolivar
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Luis Agalla (Mayor)
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Rubicondo (Dentist)
Cathy Tyson ...
Victor Bottenbley ...
Nushino
Fede Celada ...
Juan
Luis Hostalot ...
Manuel
Guillermo Toledo ...
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A man is forced to confront a dangerous female jaguar and his own past through the sacrificial killing of the beast he has grown to love.

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In the jungle, the one who survives is the one that moves

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Adventure | Drama

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7 March 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Den gamle mand der læste kærlighedshistorier  »

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$9,500,000 (estimated)
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The director originally envisaged Morgan Freeman in the lead role of Antonio Bolivar. See more »

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Antonio Bolivar: It was a kiss of impassioned intensity, a kiss to remember their lives by.
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Subtlety of a freight train
30 July 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Watching this movie I tried my best to experience the subtext, only - everything was so spelled out and manipulative, there was nothing for me to do. De Heer obviously doesn't trust an audience when it comes to interpreting characters. Every single one was simply in the film for the sake of highlighting Dreyfuss' character. Nothing more. This is the type of movie where the director's arm leaps out of the screen and clenches your face, telling you where to look, what to feel and how exactly to react. Give us some credit, Rolf!


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