Talk of Angels

An Irish governess comes to work at the aristocratic Spanish household of Dr. Areavaga. She initially goes about doing what all good movie governesses do, namely winning the affection of the children while offending most everyone else. At first, she manages to steer clear of the Areavagas' incendiary politics, bookended by the doctor's socialist sympathies on the one hand and his wife's fascistic leanings on the other. With the arrival of the eldest son, a fervently anti-Franco member of the national assembly, she finds herself increasingly unable to keep an acceptable emotional distance from the family and, by extension, from Spain.

97 minutes.
All ages .
Drama, On the Art Circuit
Ok, you can put me down now..
Ok, you can put me down now..


Frances McDormand, Franco Nero, Vincent Pérez, Polly Walker
Nick Hamm
ScreenplayAnn Guedes, Frank McGuinness, from the novel 'Mary Lavelle' by Kate O'Brien
MusicTrevor Jones
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
Made in1998
Produced byMiramax Films, Lions Gate Films Inc


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Peter Frost
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
Sunday Times
William Pretorius
Box Office
Wade Major

Average .. 40%


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