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Of Love and Shadows
Of Love and Shadows
Actors: Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Connelly, Stefania Sandrelli, Diego Wallraff, Camilo Gallardo
Director: Betty Kaplan
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2002     1hr 43min

Hot Hollywood stars Antonio Banderas (SPY KIDS) and Jennifer Connelly (A BEAUTIFUL MIND) heat up this sexy and intriguing thriller! Francisco Leal (Banderas) is an on-the-edge photographer whose work with a beautiful magaz...  more »


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Actors: Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Connelly, Stefania Sandrelli, Diego Wallraff, Camilo Gallardo
Director: Betty Kaplan
Creators: Betty Kaplan, Aníbal Esmoris, Ernst Goldschmidt, Hervé Hachuel, Isidro Miguel, Donald Freed, Isabel Allende
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Miramax
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/08/2002
Original Release Date: 05/10/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 05/10/1996
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 43min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A serious subject in a superficial movie
J. P. Ferraz | HOUSTON, TX USA | 07/12/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Chile and Argentina have gone through tragic years during the 70's, and this movie attempted to tackle what happened - everyday at the time, in Chile. Two good actors (Banderas and Connelly) seem lost in a poor script and directorship, although Allende knew the subject from the inside (I did not read her book yet).
Banderas could not concentrate and acted quite bad, and you can see that the way his eyes wander in several scenes with Jennifer. She makes a big effort in her role, but this is not one of her good movies.
In Jennifer's attempt to bring the South American political disaster to the screen, a much better (remarkable) film is Waking the Dead. A must see!
Note: their love scene in Of Love and Shadows could produce a tender moment in this play, but was grossly produced and the director missed the chance, unfortunately."
If there is ever a Director's Cut -- Let me know!
Eileen Gustafson | Arizona USA | 06/17/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is a film that makes me want to go out and get the book because I felt as if I needed to know all of the story. I had the feeling that much of the performance was edited out in order to fit in a 104 minute format. Sad! The story is of a young, sheltered woman who is awakened to the reality of life in a military dictatorship. Along the way she also learns "about love between a man and a women, love of family" love of country. Her teacher, Francisco Leal, a man who "works in the shadows" is played to perfection by Antonio Banderas. Jennifer Connelly is wonderful as Irene. The downside to this film is the heavy-handed editing."
One scene makes the movie!
Dylan Parmar | 05/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Let's face it: overall this movie [isn't very good!]There is however one good scene, that makes up for the wasted time spent watching this. This involves the two leads investigating an serious assignment in a cave, while all of a sudden they start doing it on rock hard concrete(!)That scene alone gives this movie all 5 stars in my humble opinion!"
A video that makes one want to read the book!
Lee Armstrong | 08/07/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Although I'm not an Allende fan, the viewer appreciates Chilean intelligentsia from her point of view. What avenues are open to challenge a military dictatorship? Banderas does OK--but the best actors are the supporting characters!"