Of Love and Shadows (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

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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Cast

Angela Ragno
as Hilda Leal
Alejandro Toccalinos
as Roadblock Guard
Carmen Renard
as Rich Widow
Cesar Parlani
as Reverend
Claudio Ciacci
as Comandant Ramirez
Daniel Alvaredo
as Freedom Fighter
Darío Fernández Flórez
as Ministry Employee
Dennis Dann
as Ministerial Official
Diego Leske
as Firing Squad Captain
Eva Cabral
as Mama Encarnacion
Jorge Ochoa
as Padre Cirilo
Jose Bonafoux
as Death in Person
Juanita Alzenberg
as Leal Child 1
Gonzalo Allende
as Leal Child 2
Anita Lesa
as Evangelina
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Critic Reviews for Of Love and Shadows

All Critics (5)

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

July 9, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
EmanuelLevy.Com

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

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