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"El amor en los tiempos del colera" was filmed in 2007, mainly in the city of Cartagenas de Indias, under the direction of Mike Newell and main role performed by Javier Bardem.

Colombian singer-song writer Shakira was invited to participate in the sound track of the film for which she wrote two songs, in which she worked together with Argentine musician Pedro Aznar with the songs titled "Hay amores" and "Despedida".

The film is about the story of Florentino Ariza (Javier Bardem) who waited 51 years, nine months and four days to confess his love to Fermina Daza (Giovanna Mezzogiorno).

The setting of this story occurs at the end of 19th century and the beginning of the 20th in the Caribbean coast of Colombia, in times of civil wars in that country. A Cholera epidemic is also present in the cities along the coast.

Florentino falls in love with Fermina but social differences separate them.

Fermina marries Doctor Juvenal Urbino (Benjamin Bratt), however Florentino continues living her for the rest of her life, doping an opportunity to conquer her.


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