Of Love and Shadows


Of Love and Shadows (1996)



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This film is set in Chile during the dictatorial Pinochet regime of the early 1970s. Journalist Jennifer Connelly, enjoying the romantic favors of an army officer, turns a blind eye to the political turmoil all around her. Her attitude abruptly changes when she falls in love with a charismatic anarchist.

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Critic Reviews for Of Love and Shadows

All Critics (5)

Misconceived and curiously uninvolving political melodrama, despite the urgent subject.

Jul 9, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Nice performances by Connelly and Banderas can't make up for the rest of this snoozefest.

Aug 26, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Of Love and Shadows

Starts slowly but builds interest as a newly paired sheltered journalist (Jennifer Connelly) and subversive photographer (Antonio Banderas) who works "in the shadows" uncover military atrocities in 1970s Chile. He comes off as a real prick in the opening scenes but the story develops in a way that makes their close working relationship turn into a believable love affair with both reacting to a desperate need to cherish life amidst a country full of tragic stories under the domineering thumb of a fascist government. Novelty to see Connelly cast as a Chilean, she's positively gorgeous and her accent is not bad at all, it's the Spanish & South American actors speaking English with heavy accents that can be hard to understand! The stars share a passionate love scene in the mountains outside an abandoned mine, now that would be one hearty good-lookin' baby.

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