Lovers of the Arctic Circle

1998 [SPANISH]

Action / Drama / Mystery / Romance

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 82% · 28 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 93% · 10K ratings
IMDb Rating 7.6/10 10 20253 20.3K

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Top cast

Najwa Nimri as Ana / joven-young
Fele Martínez as Otto / joven-young
Maru Valdivielso as Olga / Ana's mother
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1000.56 MB
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Spanish 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 48 min
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2.01 GB
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23.976 fps
1 hr 48 min
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953.03 MB
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Spanish 2.0
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1 hr 43 min
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Spanish 5.1
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1 hr 43 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by noralee 7 / 10

Beautiful, Romantic Coincidences

"Lovers of the Artic Circle (Los Amantes del Círculo Polar)" was basically "Next Stop Wonderland" crossed with "Map of the Human Heart" about a couple who fall in love as children and continue star-crossed throughout their lives.

The critics decried the theme of coincidence but it does in fact happen, so it was sweet here.

And yes they are both easy on the eyes and maybe that it's in Spanish makes them seem even more romantic.

I liked that the parents were real people who have problems and lives and grow and change.

The story line goes from each's perspective in flashbacks and current, illuminating thoughts and motivations, which seems to be a trend in movie-making.

Quite beautiful cinematography.

(originally written 5/2/1999)

Reviewed by =G= 7 / 10

A beautiful mess of a movie

"Lovers of the Arctic Circle" tells the love story of Ana and Otto from childhood into adult life with a carefully crafted precision which makes a simple romantic tale an inordinately complex jigsaw puzzle. An example of a high-minded director's selfgratifying egocentric palindromic production which forsakes the audience, "Lovers..." is a beautiful film wanting for almost nothing except coherence. Recommended for those into over-the-top Europics.

Reviewed by zetes 7 / 10

Pretty good, but falls apart near the end. 7/10

I was loving this movie for the longest time, but near the end it was trying too hard to maintain its palindromic structure. When filmmakers put style over substance, it detracts from the film.

****MILD SPOILERS****

It would have been perfect if they had just met up at the end and stayed with each other for the rest of their lives. If you think that sounds cheesy or cliched, just think to yourself what the last drama was where a couple actually fell in love and stayed there. You might say that that never happens, but this film was stressing the magical aspect of life. It would have made more sense if they had lived happily ever after at the end.

****MAJOR SPOILERS****

Besides, I'm not even 100% sure what happened at the very end of this movie. Again, the filmmaker was stressing his construction too harshly. But I'm pretty sure Ana died (and her meeting with Otto was just her dying dream). This is an incredible let down! The film still had potential to be great until the very end. There's just no payoff. Even though the characters were not particularly well developed (and they didn't need to be, really; like I said above, this film was more of a magical fairy tale than a piece of realism), I had an emotional bond with them (or more likely, with their situation). I was feeling rather elated throughout the whole movie, but after it ended, there was no feelings to be felt. I would have given it at least an 8, and maybe as high as a 9 on the imdb grading scale, but I have to give it a 7/10. It was worth watching, but it will dissolve quickly from my memory.

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