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Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)

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Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart.

Director:

Mike Newell

Writers:

Ronald Harwood (screenplay), Gabriel García Márquez (novel)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin Bratt ... Dr. Juvenal Urbino
Gina Bernard Forbes Gina Bernard Forbes ... Digna Pardo
Giovanna Mezzogiorno ... Fermina Urbino
Javier Bardem ... Florentino Ariza
Marcela Mar ... America Vicuña
Juan Ángel ... Marco Aurelio - 40's
Liliana Gonzalez Liliana Gonzalez ... Marco Aurelio's Wife (as Liliana Alvarez Gonzalez)
Catalina Botero Catalina Botero ... Ofelia Urbino - 40's
Miguel Angel Pazos Galindo Miguel Angel Pazos Galindo ... Ofelia's Husband
Maria Cecilia Herrera Maria Cecilia Herrera ... Urbino's Sweet Wife
Luis Fernando Hoyos Luis Fernando Hoyos ... Urbino Urbino
Carlos Duplat Carlos Duplat ... Mourner
Francisco Raul Linero Francisco Raul Linero ... Mourner
Unax Ugalde ... Florentino - Teen
Liev Schreiber ... Lotario Thugut
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

How long would you wait for love?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content/nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El amor en los tiempos del cólera See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,915,000, 18 November 2007

Gross USA:

$4,607,608

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,337,584
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The melody in the song "Hay Amores" (Bolero) sung by Shakira in this film is based on an anonymous traditional popular song called "La Panaderita" (The little baker woman) from the small town of Torrecilla en Cameros, La Rioja, Spain. Whether intentionally or by pure coincidence is not clear. The lyrics in Shakira's song are totally different, of course. See more »

Goofs

The trip that Florentino Ariza takes upriver where he experiences his first 'tryst', prominently features a zipper being (un)zipped. Since the zipper was not invented until 1913, nor patented until 1916, this would have been some feat. See more »

Quotes

Florentino Ariza: Shoot me. There is no greater glory than to die for love.
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Connections

Referenced in iZombie: Liv and Let Clive (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Bambuco Colombiano
Written by Jacinto Guerrero (as Jacinto Guerrero Torres), Inocencio Guerrero Torres,
Joaquin Vela Galino & Enrique Martinez Sierra (SGAE Members)
Performed & Recorded by Conchita Leonardo
Orchestra Conductor Maestro Jacinto Guerrero
Taken from the album La Revista Musical Española Vol. 5 by courtesy of Sonifolk
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Weak,very weak
18 January 2008 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

I'm not a fan of the book Love in the Time of Cholera,but I appreciate the detailed story and the easy evoking of emotions.But,the adaptation of that book for the big screen,lacks of that two important elements.First of all,in the movie everything happens very fast and it has not got a good development of characters.Also,this film did not provoke me even one emotion.The performances are,mostly,pathetic.Javier Bardem is a brilliant actor but his performance in here is laughable.But,the worst performance of this movie is made by John Leguizamo.In movies like Summer of Sam and Crónicas,he brought excellent performances but,here,his performance is very exaggerated and all his scenes provoked me unintentional laughs.One of the few good elements in this movie is the spectacular cinematography.Love in the Time of Cholera is a weak adaptation which bored me pretty much.This movie gets a 5 out of 10 only for the cinematography.


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