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Torrents of Spring (1989)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 9 February 1990 (USA)
In 1840, a young Russian aristocrat, Dimitri Sanin, is returning home after a long tour of Europe. In Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful pastry shop girl, Gemma Rosselli, who soon ... See full summary »

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Jerzy Skolimowski

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Jerzy Skolimowski (screenplay), Arcangelo Bonaccorso (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Hutton ... Dimitri Sanin
Nastassja Kinski ... Maria Nikolaevna Polozov
Valeria Golino ... Gemma Rosselli
William Forsythe ... Prince Ippolito Polozov
Urbano Barberini ... Baron Von Doenhof
Francesca De Sapio ... Mrs. Rosselli
Jacques Herlin ... Pantaleone
Antonio Cantafora ... Richter
Krzysztof Janczar ... Klueber (as Christopher Janczar)
Christian Dottorini Christian Dottorini ... Emilio
Alexia Korda Alexia Korda ... Mrs. Stoltz
Marinella Anaclerio Marinella Anaclerio ... Luisa
Pietro Bontempo Pietro Bontempo ... Man with Glasses
Thierry Langerak Thierry Langerak ... La luna
Xavier Maly ... Pulcinella
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Storyline

In 1840, a young Russian aristocrat, Dimitri Sanin, is returning home after a long tour of Europe. In Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful pastry shop girl, Gemma Rosselli, who soon starts sharing his feelings. They decide to get married and, in order to finance the wedding, Dimitri goes back to Russia to sell his family estate. Unfortunately he falls prey to a seductress, Princess Maria Nikolaevna, who pretends to be willing to buy his land to come nearer him. Now Sanin is in a fix: should he choose the pure Gemma or the evil but irresistible Maria? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acque di primavera See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Gross USA:

$111,747
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Joseph Losey had once planned a film version of Turgenev's novel, from a screenplay by John Osborne and featuring James Fox in a leading role. It was never made. See more »

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Acque di primavera (English - Torrents of Spring) Loved this!
3 November 2001 | by cwazybillSee all my reviews

This is a gorgeous movie. The photography is stunning. It develops stealthily into an unwilling and conflicted dual romance filled with good intentions, courage and traps. The participants confront their angels, then their equivalent personal demons. Later on, Sanin's (central male character) conflicts are portrayed as a subconscious journey in an eerie dreamland in which he tries to cope with inner conflicts and mysteries, and which, in the end, he is helpless to resolve, finally becoming totally dependent on time to do this for him. He is, despite all his worldly courage and altruism, weak in those things he loves most, paradoxically so, because they mean so much to him.

The romantic scenes are intensely erotic, expanded more so, because of the beautiful photography.... even the sounds amplify the mood. This romantic and heroic Russian classic is a timeless story. Put it on film together with beautiful women, gorgeous photography, a far away place and time, and you have a film I think you will enjoy watching, and which may also have you asking a lot of questions about later.


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