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A Corner of Paradise (1997)

Et hjørne af paradis (original title)
Stockholm 1956. The Swedish botanist, candidate and lieutenant Nils von Ekelöw, presents his research to a panel of professors.

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Peter Ringgaard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel Fröler ... Nils von Ekelöw
Trine Pallesen ... Anna
John Savage ... Padre Louis
Miguel Sandoval ... Don Diego
Penélope Cruz ... Doña Helena (as Penelope Cruz)
Ramiro Huerta Ramiro Huerta ... Ricardo
Lennart Hjulström ... Carl von Ekelöw
Björn Granath ... Professor Andersson
Pär Ericson Pär Ericson ... Professor Rylander
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Minister (as Pedro Armendariz)
Daniel Martínez ... Kaptajn Garcia (as Daniel Martinez)
Jesús Ochoa ... Scarface (as Jesus Ochoa)
Damián Delgado ... Indian (as Damian Delgado)
Carmen Delgado Carmen Delgado ... Kvinde
Andrea Sisniega Andrea Sisniega ... Sekretær
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Stockholm 1956. The Swedish botanist, candidate and lieutenant Nils von Ekelöw, presents his research to a panel of professors.

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Costa Rica

Language:

Spanish | Danish | Swedish

Release Date:

29 August 1997 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

A Corner of Paradise See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Warm,tug-at-heart enviromental story
12 April 2004 | by arnold57See all my reviews

Penelope Cruz's first English Speaking film, I believe. Penelope is not great (although beautiful,) but the movie is a must watch! Beautifully shot, and a magnificent story. My fifth viewing, and I never get tired of it!

Samuel Froeler is a consumate performer. I strongly recommend him in any movie. "Good Intentions" for one. John Savage might have aged, but turn an excellent performance as the disillusioned Padre.

In some ways, the protagonist is a prophetic persona, as it forecasts the evils of Agent Orange, earlier than it was used prolifically in Vietnam. It also introduces the world to the very first at rain-forest conservation in South America.


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