The House of the Spirits

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Released 1993

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Director:
Bille August
Released:
1993
Rating:
R
The House of the Spirits is a 1993 German-Danish-Portuguese drama written and directed by Billie West and based on a novel by Isabel Allende. Set in Chile and spanning the middle decades of the 20th century, this film tells the story of a poor man, Esteban (Jeremy Irons), who falls in love with a rich man's daughter, Rosa Del Valle (Teri Polo). Esteban vows to earn enough money to marry and begins working in the gold mines. After several months of hard labor, Esteban earns enough money to marries Rosa, but she dies from poison intended for her father. After the tragedy, Esteban moves to an abandoned ranch, and spends twenty years exploiting local labor. When Esteban returns to the city, he meets and marries Rosa's younger sister Clara (Meryl Streep). They have a daughter, Blanca (Winona Ryder). When Blanca grows older she falls in love with a local revolutionary. Matters become complicated when revolution sweeps the country.

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    Vanessa Redgrave

    Vanessa Redgrave

    Nívea del Valle

    Jeremy Irons

    Jeremy Irons

    Esteban Trueba

    Armin Mueller-Stahl

    Armin Mueller-Stahl

    Severo del Valle

    Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep

    Clara del Valle Trueba

    Antonio Banderas

    Antonio Banderas

    Pedro Tercero García

    Winona Ryder

    Winona Ryder

    Blanca Trueba

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