15 certificateBelle Epoque is a Film programme that first aired in 1992 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Belle Epoque is a 4 star programme



Belle Epoque (1992)

Directed by
Fernando Trueba

This period drama has been set in 1931 Spain.

When a young Spanish deserter called Fernando (Jorge Sanz) finds himself hiding from the Civil Guards he uses a Madrid brothel for cover.

Here he meets the elderly painter, Manolo (Fernando Fernán Gómez) who offers him shelter in his country house. On his arrival, he discovers that the old man has four beautiful daughters called Luz (Penélope Cruz), Clara (Miriam Díaz Aroca), Juanito (Gabino Diego) and young Violeta (Ariadna Gil).

While on the premises, the young man naturally notes the beauty of all four of his host's daughters, whom each takes her turn at seducing him.

It's a clever idea is made even more clever by the fact that these sundry beauties are acting on the libertine impulses to which their free-thinking father subscribes in principle but has sheepishly abandoned for love.

Spanish dialogue with English subtitles, this super film was an Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film in 1994.

Written by

Also known as "Bella Época", "Belle époque"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1992

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: Spain/Portugal/France

Filmed in Colour


Image for Penélope CruzPenélope Cruz...Luz
Miriam Díaz Aroca...Clara
Gabino Diego...Juanito
Fernando Fernán Gómez...Manolo
Michel Galabru...Danglard
Image for Ariadna GilAriadna Gil...Violeta
Agustín González...Don Luis
Chus Lampreave...Doña Asun
Mary Carmen Ramírez...Amalia
Jorge Sanz...Fernando
Maribel Verdú...Rocío
Juan José Otegui...El cabo
Jesús Bonilla...Soldier
María Galiana...La Polonia
Joan Potau...Paco