Le VIEUX QUI LISAIT DES ROMANS D'AMOUR (2001)

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  • The OLD MAN WHO READ LOVE STORIES Alternative

Synopsis

The story of a man, Antonio Bolivar, who lives in a remote village in the Amazon. He was married once but his wife died, he lived with a tribe but was eventually expelled when they were attacked by white men and now he has settled in a small village. Virtually a recluse, his only friend is dentist Rubicondo. When mayoral elections take place, Antonio learns to read and develops a taste for trashy, romantic novels that Rubicondo lends him, passed on by his mistress Josefina. When the body of a man is found, Antonio discovers that he was a hunter provided with an illegal hunting licence by the mayor. The hunter slaughtered some jaguar cubs and Antonio becomes convinced that they must hunt down and kill the cubs' mother before she turns on humans.

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