Love in the Time of Cholera Poster

Release Date: November 16th, 2007

DVD Release Date: March 18th, 2008

R|2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
When Florentino Ariza (Javier Bardem) sees Fermina Daza (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) through a villa window, it is love at first sight. Though a man of modest means, Florentino's skill as a poet awakens a similar passion within Fermina. But Fermina's father disapproves of the affair and vows to keep the lovers apart. Fermina eventually marries an aristocratic doctor (Benjamin Bratt), and they move to Paris. Florentino, however, still loves Fermina and patiently waits for a chance to be with her again.

Cast: Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, John Leguizamo, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Liev Schreiber, Laura Harring, H├ęctor Elizondo

Director: Mike Newell

Genres: Drama, Romance

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Stone Village Productions

Distributors: New Line Cinema

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  • As one unfamiliar with the novel, I found it hard to tease out its meaning from this handsomely mounted, well-acted, aggressively elliptical adaptation. show more

  • Shot on location in vibrant Cartagena, the film's strong suit is aesthetic. Cinematographer Alfonso Beato, designer Wolf Kroeger and costume designer Marit Allen evoke aged exotic locales, rugged rural settings and dimly lit period interiors. A closing, aerial image has a breathtaking, spiritual beauty. show more

  • Sometimes less truly is more, and Love in the Time of Cholera is proof. show more

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