Of Love and Shadows
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The Spanish/Argentinian Of Love and Shadows (De Amor y Sombras) is a fragmentary adaptation of the Isabel Allende novel of the same name. The scene is Chile, during the dictatorial Pinochet regime of the early 1970s. Journalist Jennifer Connelly, insulated from the truth and enjoying the romantic favors of Army officer Camillo Gallardin, prefers to turn a blind eye to the political turmoil all around her. She changes her attitude abruptly when she falls in love with charismatic self-styled anarchist Antonio Banderas. The grim realities depicted in the Allende novel are soft-pedalled in favor… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

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"Misconceived and curiously uninvolving political melodrama, despite the urgent subject."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Nice performances by Connelly and Banderas can't make up for the rest of this snoozefest."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
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