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THE OLD MAN WHO READ LOVE STORIES

by Rolf De Heer

synopsis

Widower Antonio Bolivar lives alone in a village so small, the dentist comes only twice a year: to pull teeth and deliver the romance novels the old man loves. Bolivar observes the settlers and their machines encroach, dispassionately noting the stupidity of modern man. But when a jaguar begins to stalk the village, Bolivar, who once lived with the Indians, is the only one with the skills to hunt it. Suddenly he is forced to reassess his own place in the jungle world.

international title: THE OLD MAN WHO READS LOVE STORIES
original title: EL VIEJO QUE LEÍA NOVELAS DE AMOR
country: Spain, France, Netherlands, Australia
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Rolf De Heer
film run: 120'
release date: ES 20/04/2001, FR 07/03/2001, BE 29/08/2001, LU 13/07/2001, IT 29/11/2002
screenplay: Rolf De Heer
cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Timothy Spall, Hugo Weaving, Cathy Tyson, Victor Bottenbley, Federico Celada, Luis Hostalot, Guillermo Toledo
cinematography by: Denis Lenoir
film editing: Tania Nehme
art director: Gil Parrondo, Pierre Voisin
costumes designer: Bernadette Corstens, Ellen Lens
music: Fernando Sancho, Graham Tardif
producer: Iñaki Núñez, Michelle de Broca
production: Sociedad Kino Vision P.C., S.L, Fildebroc, Odusseia Films, France 2 Cinéma, Canal+ France (FR); Vía Digita, Eitb-Euskal Irrati Telebista (ES); Magnetic Hall (AU)
distributor: Amboto Audiovisual, S.L., Fandango (IT), Océan Films (FR), Cineart S.A. (BE), Cineart S.A. (LU)
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