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Talk of Angels
     

Talk of Angels

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Director: Nick Hamm

Cast: Polly Walker, Vincent Perez, Franco Nero

 

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The period prior to the Spanish Civil War provides the background setting for Nick Hamm's historical romantic drama. Young Irish governess Mary Lavelle (Polly Walker) arrives in Spain and begins a year of employment with the wealthy Areavaga family. Under the romantic spell of Spain, Mary develops a fascination for handsome Francisco (Vincent Perez), the Areavago

Overview

The period prior to the Spanish Civil War provides the background setting for Nick Hamm's historical romantic drama. Young Irish governess Mary Lavelle (Polly Walker) arrives in Spain and begins a year of employment with the wealthy Areavaga family. Under the romantic spell of Spain, Mary develops a fascination for handsome Francisco (Vincent Perez), the Areavago family's married son. Francisco is attracted to Mary, and their doomed love affair is conducted amid skirmishes and street riots as war clouds gather. The Ann Guedes/Frank McGuinness screenplay is adapted from the 1937 novel, Mary Lavelle by Kate O'Brien (1897-1974). The book was reprinted in 1984 by Virago. This film was actually made in 1996 and then bumped by Miramax through numerous release dates over a two-year span before finally surfacing in theaters in 1998.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/17/2012
UPC:
0096009781491
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Miramax Echo Bridge
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:37:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Polly Walker Mary Lavelle
Vincent Perez Francisco Areavaga
Franco Nero Dr. Vicente Areavaga
Marisa Paredes Dona Consuelo
Leire Berrocal Milagros
Penélope Cruz Pilar
Frances McDormand Conlon
Ruth McCabe O'Toole
Francisco Rabal Don Jorge
Ariadna Gil Beatriz
Rossy de Palma Elena

Technical Credits
Nick Hamm Director
Linda Bruce Associate Producer
Patrick Cassavetti Producer
Javier Chinchilla Asst. Director
Donna Gigliotti Executive Producer
Peter Glossop Sound/Sound Designer
Ann Guedes Screenwriter
Gerry Hambling Editor
Eduardo Hidalgo Art Director
Michael Howells Production Designer
Lala Huete Costumes/Costume Designer
Trevor Jones Score Composer
Frank McGuinness Screenwriter
Alexei Rodinov Cinematographer
Mary Selway Casting
Liz Waller Costumes/Costume Designer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Totty Whately Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits: How It All Began [8:23]
2. Becoming a Spanish Lady [3:44]
3. Socialist Tendancies [6:20]
4. The Irish Corner [2:46]
5. Keeping Secrets and Making Enemies [5:58]
6. Fascism of Freedom [8:57]
7. The Bullfight [6:54]
8. A Dance [6:46]
9. Longing for Love [6:42]
10. A Trip to Madrid [5:26]
11. "One Fist, One Mind!" [5:32]
12. Someplace Special [7:34]
13. Breaking Hearts [6:10]
14. We Agreed to Nothing [3:46]
15. "For Life" [8:48]
16. End Credits [3:28]

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Talk of Angels 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a sleeper film of a romance during a revolution. I've watched it countless times and find a new detail or nuance each time. Polly Walker does a superb characterization of dignity, longing and restraint combined with passion. Vincent Perez, the Brad Pitt of France, is exemplary and devestatingly romantic. Each actor or actress in this gem are supurb. Frances MacDormand and Penelope Cruz are the best known, but ALL involved shine. Do not be put off by the occassional use of subtitles. This is a movie to be viewed again and again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was deeply touched by this movie. It was well made and beautifully written. The casting was excellent. I think no other could have played Mary and Fransisco better that Polly Walker and Vincent Perez. You could feel the attraction between them and the chemistry was amazing. I was so moved by the story that I ordered the book that it was based on...Mary Lavelle by Kate O'Brien.
caleta More than 1 year ago
Historically is very accurate, .Cinematography and customs are wonderfull
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