Lovers: A True Story

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Lovers: A True Story ★★★ Amantes 1990 (R)

Erotic love triangle in 1950s Madrid, while Spain is under the suffocating dictatorship of Franco. Naive, young Paco has a virginal, hardworking fiancee named Trini. Things would seem to be headed for an average life until Paco rents a room from young widow Luisa and they embark on a sexual affair bordering on obsession. When Trini discovers what's going on she turns out to have a more passionate, and violent, nature than even Paco could imagine. Steamy and highly dramatic with excellent performances. Based on a true story. In Spanish with English subtitles. An unrated version is also available. 105m/C VHS . SP Victoria Abril, Jorge Sanz, Maribel Verdu; D: Vicente Aranda; W: Vicente Aranda, Alvaro del Amo; C: Jose Luis Alcaine; M: Jose Nieto. Berlin Intl. Film Fest. ‘91: Actress (Abril).