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Torrents of Spring (1989)

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

Writers:

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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Country:

UK | France | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1989 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Acque di primavera See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$111,747
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Remake of The Torrents of Spring (1959) See more »

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Terrible, except for one notable scene
13 February 2000 | by LanwenchSee all my reviews

This is an extremely amateurish, ham-handed film, with lousy accents, stilted dialogue, and a waste of the unconvincing Timothy Hutton as a disillusioned Russian nobleman (!!!)

Valeria Golino is beautiful, but her character awfully two dimensional - and nobody could possibly believe Nastassja Kinski's hardboiled seductress. The entire film has that cheesy pan-European soft-focus quality found usually on late-night premium cable channels, but with a little less gratuitous nudity.

However, there is a lovely scene wherein Nastassja and Timothy go to visit a Gypsy camp and dance around with ever-increasing attraction to one another. The music is fabulous, and there isn't much of the aforementioned crappy dialogue. If I could find just that scene on DVD, I'd buy it. Otherwise, give this one a pass.


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