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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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Two lovers with a dangerous secret will risk everything they have for a chance at 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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Based on real life events See more »

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Francisco: I work in the shadows. Do you know what it means?
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Of Love and Shadows
Music by Jose Nieto
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Lovely Music and Photography
25 March 2006 | by B24See all my reviews

But not much else. As a story, it is something of a docudrama -- part history and part love story. The historical part must be taken for granted, as the author maintains high credentials as a witness. The love story is just so-so, however -- predictable and depending for its attractiveness on a good deal of gratuitous nudity. We see here rather more of Antonio Banderas than is probably necessary. Ditto the Chilean army officer.

The main weakness of the film is that it is not presented in Spanish with English subtitles. To have Spanish-speaking actors mouthing English is extremely distracting, and to my mind unforgivable in view of the locale and the facts of its production. Jennifer could surely have been taught to fake a little Español with some artful dubbing later on.

Still, one has to appreciate the scenery and the score, played apparently by a full symphony orchestra somewhere in Bratislava or the like. As a travelogue it succeeds admirably, even if it is on the sunrise side of the Andes and not the other way round.


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