Carla's Song Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Carla's Song the Movie

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Left-leaning director Loach sets his sometimes gripping, sometimes over-bearing political/love story in war torn Nicaragua in the late 1980s. George (Carlyle) is a Glasgow bus driver who helps out passenger Carla (Cabezas), a Nicaraguan emigre who raises money for the Sandanista cause. George falls in love with Carla and decides that the only way she can get on with her life is to confront her former lover Antonio, who was maimed by the contras and has disappeared. The two lovers go to Nicaragua, where George is totally out of his environment. Shot (with great difficulty) on location in Nicaragua.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 127 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Politics, Culture Clash, Central America, Glasgow
Paul Laverty
Robert Carlyle, Oyanka Cabezas, Gary Lewis, Scott Glenn, Subash Sing Pall
Barry Ackroyd
Ken Loach
George Fenton
Sally Hibbin, Shadow Distribution

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