Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera

A man loses his beloved to a wealthier suitor and carries a torch for her for 50 years.

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Love in the Time of Cholera


Romance, Drama138 Mins2007R

When Florentino Ariza (Javier Bardem) sees Fermina Daza (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) through a villa window, it is love at first sight. Though a man of modest means, Florentino's skill as a poet awakens a similar passion within Fermina. But Fermina's father disapproves of the affair and vows to keep the lovers apart. Fermina eventually marries an aristocratic doctor (Benjamin Bratt), and they move to Paris. Florentino, however, still loves Fermina and patiently waits for a chance to be with her again.


  • Passionate
  • Melodramatic
  • Emotional