In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a telegraph boy, falls in love with Fermina Daza, the daughter of a mule trader. Ariza is persistent, writing her constantly, serenading, speaking poetically of love. Her father tries to keep them apart, and then, one day, she sees this love as an illusion. She's soon married to Urbino, a cultured physician, and for years, Ariza carries a torch, finding solace in the arms of women, loving none. After Urbino's fall, are Ariza's hopes delusional?Written by
The cast and crew and production team relocated to the Caribbean port of Cartagena for a few months of intense heat and monsoon weather to recreate the region made world famous in the novel. See more »
In one scene where Florentino is sending a telegraph he is also writing. So which is he doing, sending or receiving! To compound this, he is writing with his left hand, but in the rest of the movie he writes with his right hand. See more »
Written by Rafael Martinez Escalona
Performed by Bovea y sus Vallenatos
Published by Edimusica Ltd. adm by Sunflower Music Inc.
Master courtesy of Sunflower Entertainment Co., inc. o/b/o Discos Fuenters Edimusica SA See more »
Bad make-up ruined it for me
I didnot read the book so I don't know how much of the essence are captured in this movie. But I have to say that the make-up in the movie was so bad it ruined the whole experience for me.. And not only the make-up was bad but it also didn't seem to fit with the plot either. I mean we see Bardem s and Bratt s characters and are made to believe that they aged a lot. They look old and most interestingly they act old. They seem to have difficulty in walking or bending or even speaking. Then the movie makes us think some more years passed by and then we see them again however now it seems they had found an anti-aging clinic in colombia because not only they look younger or at least at the same age but also they seem to move in a much more dynamic fashion.. It is such a distracting flaw that after sometime you start to lose the ability to watch the movie without getting confused. And most interestingly some of the characters don't seem to age-like the mother and the uncle played by Eliozondo- The bottom line: If you think you can get past this flaw i think you may enjoy Love in the time of cholera. It is beautifully shot with a very good soundtrack and features a great actor in Javier Bardem.
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