Carla's Song (1996)

TV-MA   |    |  Drama, Romance, War

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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 ... See full summary »




  • Carla's Song (1996)
  • Carla's Song (1996)
  • Robert Carlyle and Ken Loach in Carla's Song (1996)
  • Carla's Song (1996)
  • Oyanka Cabezas in Carla's Song (1996)
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29 September 2020 | Alba_Of_Smeg
Robert Carlyle can drive my bus any day!
A revolution in a war torn 80's Nicaragua, controversial American intervention and a Scottish bus driver caught in the middle. I liked how this is a story of two very different halves and transitions to show the contrast of the two protagonists inside of their home countries and usual surroundings and how things invert when the tables are turned in the second half. Robert Carlyle shines in this and first time actress Oyanka Cabezas won me over before long, but the romantic angle wasn't that believable to me. I wasn't feeling it. Also, the subject matter is very interesting, but the film can't.. quite.. deliver. All in all it's a decent movie, it feels almost documentary-like which I'm fine with. Definitely not one of Loach's best but it's still entertaining nonetheless.

Shocked to see so few views for it.

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Release Date:

15 May 1997


English, Spanish

Country of Origin

UK, Spain, Germany

Filming Locations

Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK

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