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The House of the Spirits

The movie The House of the Spirits was based on the book La Casa de los Espíritus.

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Movie details for The House of the Spirits

The movie was released in 1993 and directed by Bille August, who also directed Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997) and Les Miserables (1998). The House of the Spirits was produced by Live / Artisan. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Winona Ryder, Antonio Banderas, Vanessa Redgrave, Maria Conchita Alonso, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Jan Niklas, Sarita Choudhury, António Assunção, Julie Balloo, Frank Baker (III), João Cabral, Miguel Guilherme, José Mora Ramos, Victor Rocha, Carlos César, Alexandre de Sousa and Rogério Claro.

 

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The House of the Spirits is a generational tale of life among the ruling class in a South American country, as adapted from the Isabel Allende novel, but the political realities coexist very uneasily with the magical realism in this Bille August film. Th... Read More
The House of the Spirits is a generational tale of life among the ruling class in a South American country, as adapted from the Isabel Allende novel, but the political realities coexist very uneasily with the magical realism in this Bille August film. The star power alone (Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Winona Ryder, Antonio Banderas, Vanessa Redgrave, and Armin Mueller-Stahl) should have cranked it up a few notches, but that's not the case. Irons is appropriately cruel as the ambitious man who achieves wealth and makes everyone around him miserable and Streep is luminous, but it's slow and ponderous all the way. --Marshall Fine

Book details for La Casa de los Espíritus

La Casa de los Espíritus was written by Isabel Allende. The book was published in 1982 by Harper Perennial. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Isabel Allende also wrote Of Love and Shadows (1987).

 

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Bestseller internacional y muy admirado clásico de la literatura latinoamericana, la trascendental novela de Isabel Allende cuenta la historia épica de la numerosa y turbulenta familia Trueba de Chile, con su patriarca angustiado y sus mujeres clarivident... Read More

Bestseller internacional y muy admirado clásico de la literatura latinoamericana, la trascendental novela de Isabel Allende cuenta la historia épica de la numerosa y turbulenta familia Trueba de Chile, con su patriarca angustiado y sus mujeres clarividentes, trazando sus vidas desde los fines del siglo pasado, hasta los días violentos del golpe que derrocó al gobierno de Salvador Allende en 1973. En La casa de los espíritus, Allende combina lo supernatural con lo real en una versión sumamente personal de realismo mágico. Es raro, el caso, en que una primera novela lanza a su autora tan repentinamente al foro internacionales.