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Carla's Song

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Original title
Carla's Song
Year
Running time
125 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Paul Laverty
Music
George Fenton
Cinematography
Barry Ackroyd
Cast
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Producer
Co-production United Kingdom-Spain-Germany;
Genre
Drama. Romance | Romantic Drama. Nicaraguan Revolution
Synopsis / Plot
1987, love in time of war. A bus driver George Lennox meets Carla, a Nicaraguan exile living a precarious, profoundly sad life in Glasgow. Her back is scarred, her boyfriend missing, her family dispersed; she's suicidal. George takes her to Nicaragua to find out what has happened to them and to help her face her past. Once home, Carla's nightmarish memories take over, and Carla and George are thrown into the thick of the US war against the Sandinistas. A mystery develops over where Carla's boyfriend is, and the key to his whereabouts may be Carla's friend Bradley, a bitter American aid worker. She finds her family, the Contras attack, and she and the Scot face their choices.
Awards
1996: Nominated for BAFTA Awards: Best British Film
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