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Talk of Angels (1998)

Talk of Angels (1998)





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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 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.
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Polly Walker
as Mary Lavelle
Franco Nero
as Dr. Vicente Areavaga
Vincent Perez (III)
as Francisco Areavaga
Fraco Nero
as Dr. Vincente Areavaga
Ruth McCabe
as O'Toole
Francisco Rabal
as Don Jorge
Marisa Paredes
as Dona Consuelo
Ariadna Gil
as Beatriz
Taj Mahal
as Dix Mayal
Britta Smith
as Duggan
Leire Berrocal
as Milagros
Ellea Ratier
as Leonor
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Critic Reviews for Talk of Angels

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A radiant young Irish woman's experiences in Spain become a rite of passage for her into true independence.

Full Review… | March 3, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Talk of Angels


Fascinating. I stumbled upon this movie by accident, but am very happy that I did. Pre-WWII Spain around the time of the fascist movement and outbreak of the civil war ... you don't see many movies about Spain around this time period... no clue why not.

Kate Caldwell
Kate Caldwell

I loved this movie. I mean can Vincent Perez get any more attractive. The story is really great. The ending kind of sucked but yeah...LOVE IT.

Rachael Hill
Rachael Hill

A beautiful movie! Interesting story plot. Definitely worthy.

Leo L
Leo L

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