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The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 7 March 2001 (France)
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

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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 ...
Nushino
Fede Celada ...
Juan
Luis Hostalot ...
Manuel
Guillermo Toledo ...
Onecen
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The Priest
Lionel Barsacq ...
Gold Prospector
Patrick Crepat ...
Gold Prospector
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The Man Who Bets
Alain Dery ...
Gold Prospector
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Dolores
Alberto Dominguez ...
Salinas
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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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2.35 : 1
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The film was originally going to be filmed in Venezuela, South America. 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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Wonderful movie
8 April 2007 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Well maybe it can be said that this movie is sometime slow but not so much. The performances are very good , specially Hugo Weaving and Richard Dreyfuss are excellent and the movie have a poetic sense and fine dialog . The art designer is Gil Parrondo, who have won 2 academy awards with "Patton" and "Nicholas and Alexandra".This is an adaptation of a novel , a complex one. The screenplay is beautiful and the movie really flows, it's not contrived . This is not a cliché film or a conventional movie and does not disappoint . I really like this movie and I think it's one of the best Dreyfuss's performances ever, creating a subtle, intelligent , simple and wise old man.


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