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Of Love and Shadows (1994)

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Chile 1973 is ruled by the dictator Pinochet. The wealthy don't see the violence, terror, executions etc. including Irene. She's engaged to an officer in the fascist military. She meets Francisco who opens her eyes to truth and love.

Director:

Betty Kaplan

Writers:

Isabel Allende (book), Donald Freed (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Francisco
Jennifer Connelly ... Irene
Stefania Sandrelli ... Beatriz
Diego Wallraff ... Jose
Camilo Gallardo Camilo Gallardo ... Gustavo
Patricio Contreras ... Mario
Jorge Rivera López Jorge Rivera López ... Professor Leal (as Jorge Rivera Lopez)
Angela Ragno Angela Ragno ... Hilda Leal
Alejandro Toccalino Alejandro Toccalino ... Guard at Roadblock
Alfredo Martín Alfredo Martín ... Surgeon (as Alfredo Martin)
Ana Leza Ana Leza ... Evangelina (as Anita Lesa)
Carmen Renard Carmen Renard ... The Rich Widow
Cesar Parlani Cesar Parlani ... Reverend
Claudio Ciacci Claudio Ciacci ... Comandant Ramirez
Daniel Alvarado Daniel Alvarado ... Freedom Fighter
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Storyline

Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the underground resistance movement, Francisco opens her eyes and her heart to the atrocities being committed by the state. Written by Anonymous

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Surrounded by danger, they'll risk everything for freedom! See more »

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Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of strong sexuality, and for some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Miramax

Country:

Argentina | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De amor y de sombras See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,357, 12 May 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,710
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Based on real life events See more »

Quotes

Irene: Good night, Chile.
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Of Love and Shadows
Music by Jose Nieto
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Excellent movie version of a superb writer
7 January 2005 | by williamwd71See all my reviews

This is very good film, accurate depiction of historical events of this South American country. A must see. Writer Isabel Allende has done a fantastic recount of many facts and events of the Dictatorship that plagued this country. Jennifer's part is played in a very natural, and sexy portrait, of the fresh, sexy, and Latin American spirit of people, with ideals, and lust for life and freedom. Antonio Banderas, still not a superstar, plays the Dr, and new photographer, with convictions. He does a great job on this film, and is nice to see a still not Hollywood viced acting, and superstar status actor, doing a pretty good job. The director of photography captures the spirit of a time and era, where the air was thick, and people were afraid. The "ejercito" was omnipresent at every moment, in and out of people's life's. A must see film, for lovers of foreign films, and to followers of Latin American History.


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