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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,407,309
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

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 »

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Spun-off from La huella del crimen 2 See more »

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User Reviews

a love story between a soldier and two woman at it's best
26 April 2002 | by m0nt5eSee all my reviews

there is the fact that is based on a true story. If I had to choose one modern spanish movie to see this would be the one. There is the young soldier that is in love with a pure and virgin girl (marivel verdu), then there is the older woman (Victoria Abril), not so naive that has been around quite a bit and knows "the business" she is also older. the soldier (alejandro sanz) is in between them and that both woman try to do to get his attention and they are all in a love triangle, hard to describe, sometimes is disturbing, sometimes is passionate and above all all the actors are outstanding! the director has done a very fine job, very deep, very impressive, and by all means one of the most underrated spanish movies of all.


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