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The Old Man Who Read Love Stories

A Feature film by Rolf de Heer

Produced by Fildebroc Productions

Release in France : 07/03/2001

    Synopsis

    In Antonio’s jungle, the balance of nature has been turned upside down… A “gringo” has slaughtered a jaguar’s cubs, and in revenge, she’s attacked and killed some men living at the river’s edge. The village mayor, loathed by everyone, organises a roundup and orders Antonio, despite his reluctance, to be the guide. Antonio’s life is going to change: over with, the tranquillity of his jungle hut… over with, reading romance novels featuring the lovely Josefina… Antonio, his friend the dentist, the mayor and a group of men get to work. Their undertaking proves dangerous, and members of the expedition quickly abandon it. But Antonio decides to stick to his guns. He knows he’s the only who understands the jaguar and who’s able to restore the equilibrium between nature and man. Yet, the jaguar behaves strangely, taking him where she wills. The hunter becomes the prey and the duel begins.

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Fildebroc Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Orange Studio

    Co-productions :

    C.A.P.A.C., France 2 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Océan Films Distribution

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Michelle de Broca

    Line Producer :

    Alain Maline

    Sound Recordist :

    James Currie

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Sandrine Lamantowicz

    Continuity supervisor :

    Jacqueline Gamard

    Music Composer :

    Graham Tardif

    Author of original work :

    Luis Sepulveda

    Director of Photography :

    Denis Lenoir

    Production Manager :

    Yves Dutheil

    Editor :

    Tania Nehme

    Production Designer :

    Pierre Voisin

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    English

    Coproducer countries :

    Australia, Spain, Netherlands, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Australia, Spain, Netherlands, France)

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    07/03/2001

    Runtime :

    1 h 52 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    90.155

    Visa issue date :

    02/02/2001

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope