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The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 7 March 2001 (France)
A man is forced to confront a dangerous female jaguar and his own past through the sacrificial killing of the beast he has grown to love.

Director:

Rolf de Heer

Writers:

Claude Cohen (French dialogue), Luis Sepúlveda (novel) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Antonio Bolivar
Timothy Spall ... Luis Agalla (Mayor)
Hugo Weaving ... Rubicondo (Dentist)
Cathy Tyson ... Josefina
Victor Bottenbley Victor Bottenbley ... Nushino
Guillermo Toledo Guillermo Toledo ... Onecen
Fede Celada ... Juan (as Federico Celada)
Luis Hostalot ... Manuel
Behi Djanati Atai ... Dolores
Josse De Pauw ... The Man Who Bets
Jim van der Woude Jim van der Woude ... The Patient
Denis Fouqueray Denis Fouqueray ... Election Official (as Denys Fouqueray)
Alberto Dominguez Alberto Dominguez ... Salinas
Nor-eddin Abboud Nor-eddin Abboud ... The Priest (as Noreddin Abboud)
Viviane Emigre Viviane Emigre ... Zamora
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A man is forced to confront a dangerous female jaguar and his own past through the sacrificial killing of the beast he has grown to love.

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In the jungle, the one who survives is the one that moves

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

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Although the film had its premiere in 2001 it was not released theatrically in cinemas until 2004 due to legal problems. See more »

Quotes

Antonio Bolivar: It was a kiss of impassioned intensity, a kiss to remember their lives by.
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Wonderful movie
8 April 2007 | by carb-5See all my reviews

Well maybe it can be said that this movie is sometime slow but not so much. The performances are very good , specially Hugo Weaving and Richard Dreyfuss are excellent and the movie have a poetic sense and fine dialog . The art designer is Gil Parrondo, who have won 2 academy awards with "Patton" and "Nicholas and Alexandra".This is an adaptation of a novel , a complex one. The screenplay is beautiful and the movie really flows, it's not contrived . This is not a cliché film or a conventional movie and does not disappoint . I really like this movie and I think it's one of the best Dreyfuss's performances ever, creating a subtle, intelligent , simple and wise old man.


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Official Sites:

Cyan Films | Vertigo Productions

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Den gamle mand der læste kærlighedshistorier See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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