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Of Love and Shadows

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 1994
  • Betty Kaplan
  • 103 mins
  • 18

Summary

Chile 1973 is ruled by the dictator Pinochet. The wealthy don't see the violence, terror, executions etc. including Irene. She's engaged to an officer in the fascist military. She meets Francisco who opens her eyes to truth and love.

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

Isabella Allende is a great contemporary novelist but film adaptations of her work to date have been poor. Sadly this is no exception. Antonio Banderas and Jennifer Connelly star as the lovers whose relationship is set against a backdrop of corruption in Chile. Connelly is unconvincing as a naive journalist, unfamiliar with Chile's criminal underbelly. Banderas is a photographer trying to expose the fact that her fiancé is a fascist involved in official torture and the corruption at the heart of government. Notable for appalling direction and dialogue, the film jolts from one dysfunctional scene to another. Banderas is better than this.

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Credits

Cast

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FranciscoAntonio Banderas
IreneJennifer Connelly
BeatrizStefania Sandrelli
JoseDiego Wallraff
GustavoCamillo Gallardo
MarioPatricio Contreras
Professor LealJorge Rivera Lopez
Hilda LealAngela Ragno

Crew

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DirectorBetty Kaplan

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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