GenreDrama, Romance, War ScreenplayPaul Laverty WriterPaul Laverty LanguageEnglish
Release date31 January 1997 (UK) Initial releaseJanuary 31, 1997 (United Kingdom) CastRobert Carlyle (George Lennox), Oyanka Cabezas (Carla), Scott Glenn (Bradley), Louise Goodall (Maureen), Salvador Espinoza (Rafael), Margaret McAdam (George's Mother) Similar moviesRelated Ken Loach movies
TaglineA dream called freedom. A nightmare called Nicaragua.
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Carla's Song is a 1996 British film directed by Ken Loach and written by Paul Laverty.
Set in 1987, it tells the story of the relationship between a Scottish bus driver, George Lennox (Robert Carlyle) and Carla (Oyanka Cabezas), a Nicaraguan woman living in exile in Glasgow. Searching for her past (her family and boyfriend), Carla returns to war-torn Nicaragua with George, into the thick of the U.S. sponsored Contra insurgency against the Sandinistas.