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A los que aman (1998)

TV-14 | | Drama, Romance | 22 June 1999 (France)
A secret and deep passion marks the life of a young doctor, and threatens the existence of those around him.

Director:

Isabel Coixet

Writers:

Isabel Coixet, Joan Potau (as Juan Potau)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julio Núñez ... Maestro mayor
Patxi Freytez Patxi Freytez ... Maestro joven
Olalla Moreno Olalla Moreno ... Matilde
Monica Bellucci ... Valeria
Christopher Thompson Christopher Thompson ... León
Albert Pla Albert Pla ... Jonás joven
Amanda García Amanda García ... Armancia
Gary Piquer ... Martín
Juan Manuel Chiapella Juan Manuel Chiapella ... Jonás mayor
Luciano Federico Luciano Federico ... Preceptor (as Lucciano Federico)
Laura Aparicio Laura Aparicio ... Criada joven
Yolanda Sala Yolanda Sala ... Monja joven
Adrián Stinus Adrián Stinus ... Maestro niño
Mónica Gago Mónica Gago ... Matilde niña
Lucía Celdrán Lucía Celdrán ... Valeria niña
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A secret and deep passion marks the life of a young doctor, and threatens the existence of those around him. His story is told by himself in flashbacks, as one of the main characters lies dying. This man, as a young doctor, adored Matilde, who cruelly gave herself blindly to the wrong man. Matilde's sister, Anancia, in her terrible innocence, acts cruelly, precipitating her sister's wrong move. Jonas, the doctor's brother, is out of his mind, driven mad by another tragic love story. Finally, there are Valeria and her father, the former a beautiful and mysterious fencing master, who lived in the doctor's family's fencing pavilion, where she (and originally her father only) gave fencing lessons, and engaged in other activities. Written by GMeleJr

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

22 June 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Those Who Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Boveda, Lugo, Galicia, Spain See more »

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Budget:

ESP230,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Craftsmanship in its purest state
16 June 2002 | by khatcher-2See all my reviews

Based on a story by Marie Henry Beyle, otherwise known as 'Stendhal', this period-piece film is exquisite in many senses. Isabel Coixet seems to have been not only inspired by the story itself, but also by the team she had working for her. Not only were the actors magnificent contributors in the making of the film, but also the superb photography and the sublimal music combined so gratifyingly as to be inseparable.

The result is a an artistic visual poem.

Stendhal himself, somewhat given to falling so hopelessly in and out of love at frequent intervals, nicely befitting that 19th Century romanticism we are accustomed to in works so evident by Dumas and Hugo, for example, was for a time in love with a young lady called Mathilde, and thus one likes to think that maybe this story was inspired by his feelings for her, which, as usual, were unrequitted. Olalla Moreno redeems both herself and Stendhal's 'Mathilde' in this poetic fantasy drama, posing what must be considered a unique counterpoint to Monica Bellucci: both actresses offer much more than mere stunning beauty. Their interpretations border perfection, so captivating they are, deeply accessing the innermost feelings of their respective characters. Thus it is but logical that Christopher Thompson and Patxi Freytez were similarly inspired and both offer resounding performances. In all cases Isabel Coixet manages the almost impossible: directing firmly but with exquisite sensitivity.

Paco Femenia's photography beautifully captures the essence of Galician countryside; the early morning summer mists, the golden evenings, poetic images of darkened figures against transparent skies, such that even the clouds take part in the telling of the story. Yes, the film was made in Galicia, in the extreme north west of Spain, mainly in the province of Lugo, not far from Sarria, famed for being on 'El Camino de Santiago'. The original story, however, is based on the Catalan frontier between France and Spain.

Alfonso Vilallonga's musical contribution goes way beyond being mere accompaniment: his music forms an indispensable part in the making of the film, such that at times his richly scored partiture forms perfect harmony with the brilliant photography and the unfolding scenes. The whole takes on the aura of something visually symphonic, from an enacted Te Deum to a romantic fantasy, rather as if a mezzo-soprano were singing her trysts to the tones of a mellow cello.

Isabel Coixet and Joan Potau intelligently used Stendhal's work ("De l'amour") to create a worthy script: maintaining a clearly literary style, the dialogues are simply beautiful, including even extracts from Dante's Divine Comedy. The result gives the film a slightly theatral touch which only succeeds in enhancing the delicate glamorous tapestry of the scenes.

This film appeared here only a short time after seeing the British production of Stendhal's Scarlet and Black ('Rouge et Negre')(qv) which is also highly recommendable.

This unknown piece of craftsmanship is perhaps one of the half-dozen or so best films made in Spain: and I am not one given to making such statements. As Alberto Fijo says in filasiete.com: Coixet has sown a legend, and legends last a long time. Amen.


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