story takes place in Cuba, at the time of its colonization
by America, when people were running from America to Cuba,
and vice versa.
film starts with the words: "This is not a love story, this
is the story about love." And what is behind that? It is
a story about love and obsession. It is a story about how
a beautiful and enigmatic woman can be dangerous. Isn't
that what has happened to all our heroes, to all our heroes
from the great stories about love? And it is not a surprise
that the great love story, in real life, becomes a story
about obsession and about sex. And letís keep in mind that
everything in Original Sin is happening in the 19th Century.
main character is Antonio Vargas [Antonio Banderas], a rich
salesman who decides to marry an American woman. But afterwards,
he finds out that his wife [Angelina Jolie] is not what
he thinks. The shiny outside of seductive and mysterious
beauty hides a dark inside of abuse and pathological love.
Their relationship is, of course, highly sexual, exploring
the passionate side of sexual politics.
even hot sex scenes between Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas
in an exotic environment cannot hide the shallow melodrama
that is so conveniently common in stories like this. This
is definitely a good night-time story, a story to breathe
and relax with.