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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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Antonio Bolivar
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Luis Agalla (Mayor)
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Rubicondo (Dentist)
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Victor Bottenbley ...
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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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7 March 2001 (France)  »

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Den gamle mand der læste kærlighedshistorier  »

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$9,500,000 (estimated)
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Antonio Bolivar: It was a kiss of impassioned intensity, a kiss to remember their lives by.
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It will join my list of all time favourites
8 April 2004 | by (Darlington Western Australia) – See all my reviews

The strange thing about the reviews and comments that I've read about this movie was that they were all bordering on the negative. It is a wonderful film, so different just because it is about an old man who remembers that he can read and how the only books that he can get are love stories which help him put his world into a new perspective. Not quite alone in the Amazonian jungle for years, we are told a bit of his history in cleverly inserted flashbacks. The roles of the slovenly village Mayor (Timothy Spall), the itinerant dentist (Hugo Weaving)and the beautiful village girl (Cathy Tyson) are all so well played that the viewer is drawn in as part of the the story like a voyeur. When the film had ended I just wished to see more. Being a fan of Richard Dreyfuss was a definite plus but overall this gentle film was very enjoyable and I'd see it again and again.


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