Walk in the Clouds

Walk in the Clouds

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Director: Alfonso Arau

Cast: Alfonso Arau, Keanu Reeves, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, Anthony Quinn

     
 

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In this atmospheric romantic drama, Keanu Reeves plays Paul Sutton, who has just returned home from a stretch in the Army during World War II. Still reeling from the horrors of war, Paul wants to settle down and start a farm, but his wife Betty (Debra Messing), whom he met and impulsively married shortly before shipping out, has arranged for him to take a job as a… See more details below

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In this atmospheric romantic drama, Keanu Reeves plays Paul Sutton, who has just returned home from a stretch in the Army during World War II. Still reeling from the horrors of war, Paul wants to settle down and start a farm, but his wife Betty (Debra Messing), whom he met and impulsively married shortly before shipping out, has arranged for him to take a job as a salesman peddling chocolates. While taking a sales trip to another town, he befriends a beautiful but distraught young woman, Victoria Aragon (Aitana Sanchez-Gijon). While away at college, Victoria met and fell in love with a young man and soon became pregnant; however, when her boyfriend discovered she was expecting, he abandoned her. She returns home full of shame and fearful of her father's reaction. But Paul gets an idea -- he'll pose as her husband and leave after a day or two, so when she's left alone with the child, the disgrace will be on him, not her. Victoria agrees, and Paul joins Victoria as she arrives at her family's estate in the California wine country. Most of the Aragon family take to Paul readily enough, especially Grandfather Don Pedro (Anthony Quinn), but Victoria's father, Alberto (Giancarlo Giannini), senses something amiss between the young couple. A Walk In The Clouds was the first American film from director Alfonso Arau, who previously made the international hit Like Water For Chocolate.

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Cynics beware: A Walk in the Clouds is a voluptuously photographed exercise in romanticism that may seduce viewers away from their hard-bitten outlooks. Director Alfonso Arau (Like Water for Chocolate) gives the movie a soft-focus sweetness that might seem marshmallow if not for the work of Giancarlo Giannini and the late Anthony Quinn. Playing Alberto, the stern Mexican father of the lovely Victoria Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, Giannini spits the fire and resentment of a wounded dragon outraged at the sudden, suspicious marriage of his daughter to American ex-serviceman Paul Sutton Keanu Reeves. Giannini and screenwriters Robert Mark Kamen and Mark Miller infuse Alberto with the deep emotional pain of someone who loves his family's traditions and hates their collapse. Romance and romanticism are never easy, so Alberto's pain grounds the emotional reality of the movie, as does the innocence displayed by Reeves and Sanchez-Gijon. The tug of war between Alberto and the other principals gives Quinn a chance to shine; he captures just the right tone of whimsy and wisdom as the family patriarch who knows it will work out well in the end.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2003
UPC:
0024543070139
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
PG13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:42:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Tráiler Cinematográfico; Munús interactivos; Selección de escenas; Widescreen anamórfica (relación de aspecto 1.85:1); Formato pantalla completa (relación de aspecto 1.33:1); Audio: Inglés 5.1 Dolby Surround, Francés 5.1 Dolby Surround, Español Dolby Surround; Subtítulos: Español, Inglés

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keanu Reeves Paul Sutton
Aitana Sanchez-Gijon Victoria Aragon
Anthony Quinn Don Pedro Aragon
Giancarlo Giannini Alberto Aragon
Angélica Aragón Marie Jose Aragon
Evangelina Elizondo Guadelupe Aragon
Juan Antonio Jimenez Jose Marie
Freddy Rodriguez Pedro Aragon, Jr.
Febronio Covarrubias Jose Manuel
Alejandra Flores Consuelo
Don Amendolia Father Coturri
Mary Pat Gleason Bus Driver
John Dennis Johnston Lout #1
Joseph Lindsey Lout #2
Macon McCalman Conductor
Ivory Ocean Truck Driver
Brad Rea Soldier #2
Gregory Paul Martin Armistead Knox

Technical Credits
Alfonso Arau Director
Newt Arnold Asst. Director
Leo Brouwer Songwriter
James D. Brubaker Executive Producer
Phil Chong Stunts
Syd Dutton Special Effects
Robert Fechtman Set Decoration/Design
Jose Antonio Garcia Musical Direction/Supervision
Rodrigo García Camera Operator
David Gropman Production Designer
Julie Hewett Makeup
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Bill Johnson Co-producer
Mike Johnson Stunts
Robert Mark Kamen Screenwriter
Steve Lambert Stunts
Jack Lilley Stunts
Emmanuel Lubezki Cinematographer
John Lyons Casting
Daniel Maltese Art Director
Mark Miller Screenwriter
Gil Netter Producer
Denise Pizzini Set Decoration/Design
Judy Ruskin Costumes/Costume Designer
Christine Sheaks Casting
Michael Smuin Choreography
David Sosna Asst. Director
Bill Taylor Special Effects
Harvey Weitzman Screenwriter
Don Zimmerman Editor
Jerry Zucker Producer
David Zucker Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [2:27]
2. Back From the War [5:43]
3. To Work [3:06]
4. The Bus [3:41]
5. Helping Victoria [6:21]
6. The Aragon Family [11:12]
7. That Night [7:17]
8. Frost [3:26]
9. An Extra Day [6:20]
10. The Harvest [11:01]
11. Business [3:14]
12. Rejection [4:08]
13. Don Pedro [6:35]
14. The Festival [5:12]
15. Contemplation [2:23]
16. San Francisco [2:43]
17. Back to the Clouds [2:27]
18. Fire [6:53]
19. A Commitment [3:02]
20. End Titles [4:45]
1. Main Titles [2:27]
2. Back From the War [5:43]
3. To Work [3:07]
4. The Bus [3:41]
5. Helping Victoria [6:21]
6. The Aragon Family [11:12]
7. That Night [7:17]
8. Frost [3:26]
9. An Extra Day [6:20]
10. The Harvest [11:01]
11. Business [3:14]
12. Rejection [4:08]
13. Don Pedro [6:35]
14. The Festival [5:12]
15. Contemplation [2:23]
16. San Francisco [2:43]
17. Back to the Clouds [2:27]
18. Fire [6:53]
19. A Commitment [3:02]
20. End Titles [4:45]

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