The life and the lovers of a few young women in a provincial town.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Juan Carlos Etchpare
Marta González ...
Nené (as Martha González)
Mabel Saénz
Raúl Lavié ...
Franciso Paez / Pancho
Antonia / La Rabadilla
Isabel Pisano ...
Celia Etchepare
Cipe Lincovsky ...
Oscar Pedemonti ...
Luis Politti ...
The Doctor
Berta Ortegosa
Ofelia Montero
Jorge Povarché
Alejandro Marcial
Laura Conte


The life and the lovers of a few young women in a provincial town.

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23 May 1974 (Argentina)  »

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Painted Lips  »

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Actor Alfredo Alcón, who played Juan Carlos, a man in his twenties, was actually 40 years old while playing the character. Although, his performance in the film was highly applauded by both the critics and the audience See more »

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study of character
12 June 2002 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Far from the bergmanesque style who gave him the reputation as one of the top ten directors of the world cinema during the sixties, this fine adaptation of Manuel Puig's serial remains as the best picture in the filmography of the last Torre Nilsson, and a superb study of women's psychology. This Peyton Place ala Argentinean way includes simulation, dissatisfaction, hypocrisy, sexual repression, pride and prejudice, macho complex and social hierarchies. Set on a small town at the pampas during the thirties and forties, the cast includes such a good performances like Alfredo Alcon, Luisina Brando, Leonor Manso, Raul Lavie and the legendary Mecha Ortiz in a small part (the gipsy). In the pivotal role of Nene, Marta Gonzalez is a miscast. Nice score.

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