Belle Epoque (The Age of Beauty)
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After striking responsive chord at the Berlin Film Festival, Fernando Trueba's Belle Epoque (aka Age of Beauty) went on to win 9 Spanish Goya awards and an Academy Award for "Best Foreign Film." Set in pre-Franco Spain, film stars Jorge Sanz as Fernando, a carefree, pacifistic army deserter. Wandering about the countryside, Fernando is welcomed into home of the wealthy Don Manolo (Fernando Fernan Gomez). Far from upset by the boy's AWOL status, Manolo is delighted because he shares Fernando's political philosophies. What follows is sheer heaven for the peaceloving lad,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's fairly inoffensive and intermittently charming."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Funny and bright and most enjoyable"
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Manages to turn what could have been a lowbrow sex farce into something at once funny and sweetly innocent."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Um filme leve e descompromissado, mas só - e sua vitória no Oscar 94 representa apenas mais uma das inúmeras injustiças cometidas pela Academia."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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