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Lovers: A True Story (1991)

Amantes (original title)
Set in '50s Spain, a young man (Sanz) leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée (Verdu) can get married. He rents a room from a widow (Abril), and shortly begins a torrid ... See full summary »

Director:

Vicente Aranda

Writers:

Álvaro del Amo (as Alvaro del Amo), Vicente Aranda | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Abril ... Luisa
Jorge Sanz ... Paco
Maribel Verdú ... Trini
Enrique Cerro Enrique Cerro ... Comandante
Mabel Escaño Mabel Escaño ... Esposa Comandante
Alicia Agut Alicia Agut ... Madre Trini
José Cerro José Cerro ... Minuta
Gabriel Latorre Gabriel Latorre ... Gordo
Saturnino García ... Pueblerino
Ricard Borràs ... Individuo Bar (as Ricard Borrás)
Lucas Martín Lucas Martín ... Javier
Jorge Juan García Jorge Juan García ... Ignacio
Cosme Cortázar Cosme Cortázar ... Capataz
Carmen Ibarra Carmen Ibarra ... Mujer Estanco
Fernando Hernández Fernando Hernández ... Hombre Estanco
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Set in '50s Spain, a young man (Sanz) leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée (Verdu) can get married. He rents a room from a widow (Abril), and shortly begins a torrid affair with her. The fiancée figures it out and decides to win him back by offering herself to him and taking him to meet her family. Ultimately he has to make a decision. Based on a true story. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Antonio Banderas was originally slated to play Paco. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 1955 but an early-1970s VW bus drives past Madrid station. See more »

Connections

Referenced in ¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz?: Orzuelo (2010) See more »

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Victoria Abril amazing
25 September 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's the 1950's Madrid. Paco (Jorge Sanz) is getting out of the army and set to marry his commander's nanny/maid Trini (Maribel Verdú). She is saving herself for marriage and sends him to Luisa (Victoria Abril) to rent a room. He starts a factory job. Luisa seduces him and they have a torrid affair. Trini senses the affair and tries to win him back by sleeping with him.

Victoria Abril is amazing. She is wondrous and does powerful acting. Maribel Verdú is a nice foil to her. Jorge Sanz faces the tougher task of playing the weaker sex and he does a great job. This is a movie of these three terrific actors in compelling performances.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 April 1991 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Lovers: A True Story See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,407,309

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,407,309
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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