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The House of the Spirits (1993)

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Meryl Streep Meryl Streep
Clara
Jeremy Irons Jeremy Irons
Esteban Trueba
Winona Ryder Winona Ryder
Blanca
Vincent Gallo Vincent Gallo
Esteban Garcia


Written by
Bille August Bille August
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An average movie

5 years, 10 months ago at Dec 22 16:49
Since there was a really good cast, I was really eager to check it out and I definitely had some pretty high expectations. Unfortunately, I thought it was one of the most misguided book adaptations I have ever seen. Indeed, this book was the debut novel by Isabel Allende and, eventually, this novel was critically acclaimed around the world, and catapulted Allende to literary stardom. However, like... read more
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Description: South America before the second world war. The poor Esteban marries Clara and they get a daughter, Blanca. Esteban works hard and eventually gets money to buy a hacienda and become a local patriarch. He becomes very conservative and is feared by his workers. When Blanca grows up, she falls in love with a young revolutionary, Pedro, who urges the workers to fight for socialism. It is unavoidable that Pedro and Esteban are pitted against each other. Esteban tries to stop the love affair between Pedro and his daughter by all means possible but soon Blanca becomes pregnant and has a daughter. The void between father and daughter see ... (more)
Release date: 1 April 1994
UPC: 012236121145
Tags: Drama (7), 1990s (4), 1993 (4), Pregnancy (2), Romance (2), Rape (2), Politics (2), (2), Chile (2), Birth (1), South America (1), Antonio Banderas (1), Based On Book (1), Winona Ryder (1), Journaling (1), Soul (1), Farms (1), *saipal (1), Weddings (1), Critically Bashed (1)
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