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Talk of Angels (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, War | 30 October 1998 (USA)
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This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930'... See full summary »

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Nick Hamm

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Ann Guedes (screenplay), Frank McGuinness (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Polly Walker ... Mary Lavelle
Vincent Perez ... Francisco Areavaga
Franco Nero ... Dr. Vicente Areavaga
Frances McDormand ... Conlon
Ruth McCabe ... O'Toole
Marisa Paredes ... Doña Consuelo
Francisco Rabal ... Don Jorge
Penélope Cruz ... Pilar (as Penelope Cruz)
Ariadna Gil ... Beatriz
Rossy de Palma ... Elena (as Rossy De Palma)
Britta Smith Britta Smith ... Duggan
Anita Reeves Anita Reeves ... Harty
Veronica Duffy Veronica Duffy ... Keogh
Leyre Berrocal Leyre Berrocal ... Milagros (as Leire Berrocal)
Jorge de Juan ... Jaime
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Storyline

This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she finds the same kinds of political unrest. In fact, it isn't long before she finds herself attracted to a married man who is similarly involved in the struggle against fascism and Franco. This awakens her to her nature that brings her to such men and resolves for her what she must do about the life she left in Ireland. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Some passions cross all boundaries.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some politically motivated violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Miramax

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angelu pašnekesiai See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,876, 1 November 1998

Gross USA:

$18,281

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,281
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When Conlon is reading the newspaper in the tobacco shop, the Philips ad on the back of the paper has a modern font rather than the stockier block or script type that the company would have used in that era. See more »

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[first lines]
Mary Lavelle: [disembarking from train] We came through a valley and into this great hubbub of noise. And for a minute I saw it all the very clearly. The family I was about to join. A country in turmoil. And my own life turned upside down. And then I thought, it's why you came. It's what you wanted. And that's how it all began.
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Enjoyable, but a tad shakey
5 June 1999 | by SwingKid-6See all my reviews

I was impressed by this movie. The acting by Vincent Perez was truly exquisite, he'll surely be taking the world by storm. (not to mention he's something to look at) I thought that the plot was great. Though the end is kinda funky. (I won't give it away)

I only truly felt a tad let down in Polly Walker. Her accent was wobbly and her emotion was only 80% their. But she manages to pull through.

I know barely anything about the Spanish Civil War but was quite taken by how that didn't really matter. They seemed to explain it without it sounding like a History lesson.

Which is why I suggest that everyone should go out and rent this movie right now. It was truly enjoyable.


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