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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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Cast

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 ...
Onecen
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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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In the early stages of development, the director asked for final cut thinking that he would not get it, but he did. 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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Mesmeric, perfectly paced and utterly beautiful
6 June 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film won the Adelaide International Film Festival's Audience Choice Award, and for good reason.

This is beautiful story-telling; it's subtle, beautifully paced and visually magnificent. And if whoever wrote comment number one couldn't find subtext then he must have been watching a different film.

I'm hoping against hope for an Australian release in the near future.


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