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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

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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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
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Jorge Sanz, the famous sex scene with the handkerchief was Victoria Abril's idea. 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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Awesome Movie!
4 October 2006 | by alberto_421See all my reviews

This is one of the best movies I have ever seen! The acting was superb and you could easily transport yourself to post WWII Spain and really immerse yourself in the movie. Paco was so immature for not realizing the treasure he had in Trini. Yes, she was puritan-like BUT these women are exactly the most passionate and affectionate lovers ONCE you get them to relax and enjoy. Getting back to the movie, Victoria Abril is tremendous as the experience and conniving "older" lady, Trini was so authentic as the shy and innocent girlfriend and Paco was very good as the inexperienced and ignorant boyfriend. Now, for me the best part of this movie is that the events and story of this movie ACTUALLY HAPPENED! Amazing! Do not miss this movie! Albert


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