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Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health (1996)

El amor perjudica seriamente la salud (original title)
Two young people meet in the 60's as a result of their devotion to John Lennon, and have a recurring relationship during the next thirty years at the oddest of moments, in the most diverse ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana Belén ... Diana Balaguer
Juanjo Puigcorbé ... Santi Garcia
Gabino Diego ... Santi joven
Penélope Cruz ... Diana Balaguer joven
Carles Sans Carles Sans ... Vittorio Raimondi
Lola Herrera ... María Luisa
Laura Conejero ... María José
Luis Fernando Alvés Luis Fernando Alvés ... Gonzalo
Miguel Palenzuela Miguel Palenzuela ... José
Jaime Ruiz Peñas Jaime Ruiz Peñas ... Gemelo 1
Víctor Ruiz Peñas Víctor Ruiz Peñas ... Gemelo 2
Santi Millán ... Secretario 1 (as Santiago Millán)
José Corbacho ... Secretario 2 (as José Corbacho Nieto)
José Antonio Navarro José Antonio Navarro ... Empleado Seguridad (as José A. Navarro)
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón ... Modelo
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Two young people meet in the 60's as a result of their devotion to John Lennon, and have a recurring relationship during the next thirty years at the oddest of moments, in the most diverse places, and during very important moments that defined several decades. Pay attention as one couple of younger actors alternate with the other couple of older actors to recreate this 30 year span in this Spanish-French comedy. Written by Gonz30

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 January 1997 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Rock 'n' Roll Music
Written by Chuck Berry
Arranged by Bernardo Bonezzi
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Couldn't leave the film, even though I wanted to!
6 November 2002 | by Stefan____See all my reviews

This started as something curious to watch, something light. Well that changed almost imperceptibly as I was drawn into the film and the story.

In a way it's a typical story line, yet not so typical as so few people have experienced what happens to the characters. The emotional levels really pull you up and down as the movie explores the idea of true love vs. lust and romance vs. marriage. Also exploring ideas about getting what you want in life materially and career and classes of society and how those intertwine with attraction and love.

The music was also very moving, making the emotions that much stronger. I'm a man and yet it made me laugh and cry ... making me think back to events in my own life.

Life can be so simple and pure if we want it to be .... but is that boring?


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