Strangely, Manolo is fine with this, as long as he is able to sleep with her at least once a year. The youngest Luz Penélope Cruz is the innocent. Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to love. The role reversal is absolutely delightful, and Ariadna Gil's masculine personality as Violeta comes out full force as she is the one to take charge and make love to Fernando as all he can do is lay back and enjoy the time. Once Fernando enters the home of this man it seems like everything that is taking place around them is inconsequential.
With the rise of smart phones, tablets and movie streaming services, the exhibition of films face new challenges as well. This movie also proved that Gabo's description of Serenade in his books is not at all exaggerated. The charm of the film for me resided mainly around the subtleness of the erotic ambiance. Penelope Cruz is gorgeous as the youngest sister, but it would be hard to resist Maribel Verdu's appeal as a passionate power female or Aridna Gil as the confident lesbian. Maribel Verdu looks absolutely beautiful.
I understand the humor but some of it struck me wrong. These diversions from the character's lives actually end up seamlessly integrated with the main plot, because Spain's political and social unrest actually ends up effecting the actions of all the characters the same way it probably effected everyone who actually lived through it. She is dressed as a gendarme, he as a maid. You'll be disappointed if you decide to watch this movie somewhere in the middle of the X-Men trilogy. As such, Belle époque is a masterpiece of the deconstruction of an episodic society. Rating: A deftly orchestrated romantic comedy that treats a turbulent historical period lightheartedly, yet without completely avoiding political realities; the film's infectious good spirits spring from an engaging story, well-developed characters, and adroit casting.
For example, the opening with the two policemen is gallows humor but the suicide is off-putting. Eventually, he gets into bed with all four of them and hilarity ensues. A standout is a scene involving Ferando's tryst with Violeta at a costume party. Belle Epoque is a light, wistful romantic comedy, easy to watch, and easier to love. The story entails in a nutshell a young army deserter who befriends an older man who is an artist and a self-proclaimed anarchist. Fanciful, warm, fun, and sexy, this Oscar winning film flows like honey as it aims for the heart, not the crotch or head, and hits the mark.
Charming, sexy, oddball and funny romantic comedy, though with a dark backdrop. Manolo is in his sixties and he and Fernando quickly become friends but after spending a few nights together Fernando declares that he needs to leave. Belle Epoque received the along with eight other Goya Awards and was named at the. Belle wanted to extend the days to stay in their place and run away from the beast. I'm watching the end at 4:40am in the morning, and wondering why I haven't seen this movie before.
A deftly orchestrated romantic comedy that treats a turbulent historical period lightheartedly, yet without completely avoiding political realities; the film's infectious good spirits spring from an engaging story, well-developed characters, and adroit casting. Spain is politically divided between and and on the verge of the. Wandering about the countryside, he's welcomed into the home of the well-off older gentleman, who's eager for a friend. A nice film, and surprisingly, no nudity? Even though this is a comedy the story does have some serious elements about it and one of them involves the newly created Spanish Republic that would not last. Heartbroken each time, the father of the girls encourages him to have patience. Problems arise when the Manolo's four daughters Penelope Cruz , Miriam Diaz Aroca , Maribel Verdu , Ariadna Gil come to visit their daddy and the soldier quickly enchanted falls in love with each of them.
There are no jealousies from any one of the sisters because each one has her turn in a civilized way, or the way it should be! The acting in the Memphis Belle was superb as well. Unfortunately for me, she never showed her breasts though I could be certain that she stuffed silicone after this movie was made , this movie turned out to be very entertaining. Fernando himself is also unbelievably handsome. It strongly succeeds in creating a sexy atmosphere around the beautiful daggers of a retired Spaniard. The humor is excellent and never seems forced or out of place.
It's also a bit of a male fantasy movie. I think it explains why the deserter sleeps with four beautiful women. But this movie has excellent character development, funny dialogues, beautiful cinematography and an irresistible overall charm. Those familiar with it's history know that this is the short calm before the storm of the Spanish Civil War in which the Republic is replaced by the Fascist dictatorship of Franco through a bloody war. Penelope Cruz is, well, Penelope Cruz, but otherwise the movie is wonderful. I have recently become a fan of international films. All the daughters--proper young widow Clara Miriam Diaz-Aroca , frivolous, strong-willed Rocio Maribel Verdu , aggressive, self-assertive Violeta Ariadna Gil , and sweet, romantic Luz Penelope Cruz --subtly but surely pursue and seduce him, and shy Fernando is confused as to which of the ladies he loves.
Very endearing film that has more to offer than the main story would allow you to believe. The film's brilliance lies in a wonderfully genuine portrayal of everyday life. Belle Époque is an outstanding film. Belle Epoque is an odd, off-beat movie where Fernando, the soldier, is seduced by Manolo's four young and beautiful daughters. Unlike Hollywood's unrealistically gut wrenching dramas filled with the tearful screams of assaulted women, fueled by an ever growing number of one dimensionally cruel men, all done in an attempt to present a sophisticated analysis of everyday life, this movie actually presents a sophisticated analysis of everyday life! The apartment where Blanche is staying, Elysian Fields, is considerably smaller than her old home in Belle Reve. Fernando, a young soldier, deserts. She makes an emphatic entrance as the enthusiastic artist which contrasts starkly with the artistic dearth of Manolo.
Sanz is always clothed there's a brief shot of his chest and we get a glimpse of a pair of breasts--but that's it. Except maybe the very first scene, which redeems itself by being so unpretentiously philosophical. But what made the story of Memphis Belle so compelling is that it really happened. By reason of the plot, he can't be the pursuer of the sisters. One thing I never understood about the movie when Belle loves the Beast so dearly did she never call him by name. At it's core is a romance which is surrounded and disguised by a classic sex farce that is itself enveloped by a philosophical tale all wrapped up in a bittersweet historical setting. The same can be said for Netflix, everytime you add a movie to a Watchlist, Netflix takes advantage of the data to personalize new movie recommendations.