Love in the Time of Cholera

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"How long would you wait for love?"
  • R
  • 2007
  • 2 hr 19 min
  • 6.4  (24,052)
  • 43

Love in the Time of Cholera is a 2007 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The film stars Javier Bardem as Florentino Ariza, Giovanna Mezzogiorno as Fermina Daza, and Benjamin Bratt as Dr. Juvenal Urbino. The story takes place in an unnamed Caribbean port city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It revolves around the love triangle between Florentino, Fermina, and Dr. Urbino. The film opens with an elderly Fermina receiving news of Florentino's death. This triggers a series of flashbacks that reveal the complicated history of the three characters.

Florentino falls in love with Fermina at first sight when he is a teenager. He embarks on a passionate and obsessive love affair with her that spans several years. However, Fermina's father disapproves of their relationship and arranges for her to marry Dr. Urbino, a wealthy and respected doctor. Florentino is heartbroken and spends the next several decades of his life pining after Fermina.

Meanwhile, Fermina and Dr. Urbino get married and have a happy but somewhat dull marriage. Dr. Urbino is a devoted husband and works tirelessly to improve the city's sanitation and public health. However, he is not without his flaws, including infidelity and a tendency towards arrogance.

When Dr. Urbino dies suddenly, Florentino sees his chance to win Fermina back. He rekindles his relationship with her and woos her with his romantic letters and gestures. However, Fermina is hesitant to enter into a relationship with Florentino again, as she is still mourning her husband's death and distrusts Florentino's previously unfaithful nature.

As the film progresses, the characters grapple with their desires, regrets, and past mistakes. Florentino continues to pursue Fermina with single-minded devotion, while Fermina struggles to reconcile her feelings for him with the memory of her husband. Dr. Urbino's ghost haunts the proceedings, as the characters recall his life and influence.

The film is a sumptuous period drama that is filled with lush visuals, detailed costumes, and exquisite sets. The performances of the three leads are superb, with Bardem in particular delivering a nuanced and sensitive portrayal of Florentino. The film explores themes of love, death, faith, and human nature in a profound and insightful way.

Overall, Love in the Time of Cholera is a beautifully crafted film that does justice to Marquez's novel. It is a poignant and moving depiction of love and loss that will resonate with viewers long after the credits roll.

Love in the Time of Cholera is a 2007 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 19 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 43.

Love in the Time of Cholera
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