This movie is about aging Swiss Professor Raimund Gregorius (Jeremy Irons) of classical languages who, after a chance encounter with a Portuguese woman, quits his job and travels to Lisbon in the hope of discovering the fate of a certain author, a doctor and poet who fought against Portuguese Dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar.
The scene when Adriana (Charlotte Rampling) first meets Raimund (Jeremy Irons) in her house has a lot of similarities with the scene in Angel Heart (1987) where Charlotte Rampling's character Margaret Krusemark receives Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) in her house. In both scenes, it's the first (and rather uncomfortable meeting) between the characters. In both scenes, Rampling offers tea and makes some comments about the choice of tea. In both scenes, a maid is asked to bring the tea and an old photograph of the father of Ramplings character is discussed and becomes important to the scene. See more »
Young Estefania has a dark scar on her upper left cheek near her eye; no attempt to reproduce this scar appears on Estefania once she is older. See more »
One Day In Spring
Composer: Annette Focks
Piano: Sebastian Stemal, Bass: Matthias Akeo Nowak
Drums: Jonas Burgwinkel
Sound Mixer: Stefan Deistler
Recording & Mis Studio: Loft köln See more »
Well Well Worth It (if you're older)
I should start by saying if you're older (say 45 or more) you should definitely check out this movie. It has some lines in it that are extraordinary and it's worth seeing just for those nuggets. This is one of those movies that talks to you at a personal level. I don't want to describe too much of it because that would ruin the whole point.
But, I will say...
The director moves you along at such a perfect pace that you almost feel like you're floating. The topics aren't casual but he hovers over them at just the right height.
The acting is right on the money, it suits the movie perfectly, no one is out of step.
The story moves seamlessly between past and present, you won't feel a bump anywhere. It's true, the movie is multi-layered, but the straight up story is more than enough.
And the ending is perfect for this type of movie.
It really is worth the watch, but as I mentioned you might need to be a little older to really...
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