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Manuela Sáenz (2000)

| Drama | 2000 (Venezuela)
In 1856, a whaler arrives in Paita, Peru; on board is Herman Melville, who is astonished to learn that Manuela Sáenz, for eight years the lover of Simón Bolívar, is still alive. He calls on... See full summary »

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Diego Rísquez
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Credited cast:
Beatriz Valdés Beatriz Valdés ... Manuela Sáenz
Mariano Álvarez Mariano Álvarez ... Simón Bolívar
Erich Wildpret ... Herman Melville
Asdrúbal Meléndez Asdrúbal Meléndez
Belkis Alvillares Belkis Alvillares
Isabel Herrera Isabel Herrera
Juan Manuel Montesinos Juan Manuel Montesinos
Alejo Felipe Alejo Felipe
Manuel Salazar Manuel Salazar
Juan Carlos Alarcón Juan Carlos Alarcón ... José María Saenz
Orlando Urdaneta
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Luis Eduardo Sayago Alonso Luis Eduardo Sayago Alonso ... Dancer
Maria Eugenia Fernández Maria Eugenia Fernández ... Dancer
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In 1856, a whaler arrives in Paita, Peru; on board is Herman Melville, who is astonished to learn that Manuela Sáenz, for eight years the lover of Simón Bolívar, is still alive. He calls on her, and although she will not talk to him about her life, his visit sends her to her chest of Bolívar's letters. As she reads them, the sepia-toned present gives way to flashbacks in color: she meets 'the Liberator' in 1822, becomes his lover, and also becomes a colonel in his military movement to realize the 'Gran Colombia', one nation across South America. As plague (brought by the ship) closes in on Manuela's household, so does her tempestuous story move toward Bolívar's betrayal and death. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Venezuela

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Spanish

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2000 (Venezuela) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de Manuela Sáenz See more »

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Beautiful and romantic, it details historic events in a new perspective
31 October 2001 | by tribilinSee all my reviews

This is a very well made film, even more so considering the budgetary limitations of the Venezuelan film industry. Beatriz Valdes plays the part of the legendary South American patriot superbly, and even though the English subtitles are faithful to the dialog, somehow the poetry and imagery of the language is lost in the translation (to the detriment of non-Spanish speaking viewers)


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