Based on the best-selling novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and directed by Mike Newell, Love In The Time Of Cholera is a smouldering fifty-year romance that will tear at the heart of all romantics. When teenagers Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza meet, it's love at first sight. However after a prolonged absence with her family, forced by disapproving father, Fermina (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) returns and marries a wealthy, well-born doctor instead. Florentino (Javier Bardem) is devastated and devotes himself to becoming a successful businessman and a prolific womaniser. However, nothing can extinguish the flames of love he has for Fermina and when her husband dies, love-sick Florentino seizes his opportunity - exactly fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his passion, he vows to do so again.