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Barrios altos (1987)

Verónica, recently divorced and with a son, begins to reorganize her life and adapt to the new situation. Her problems are relegated to the background when Carlos, her masseuse, is killed. ... See full summary »

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(as Jose L. Garcia-Berlanga)

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(story), (story) (as Agustin Diaz) | 3 more credits »
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Carmen Conesa ...
Ana
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Luis (as Juanjo Puigcorbe)
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Edmundo
Llorenç Santamaria ...
Húngaro (as Lorenzo Santamaria)
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Carlos
Mario Gas ...
Inspector Román
Albert Vidal ...
Kramer
Jesús Ramos ...
Duro 1 (as Jesús Genís)
Mingo Ràfols ...
Duro 2 (as Mingo Rafols)
Berti Tovías ...
Duro 3 (as Albert Tovías)
Juan Fairen ...
Corpulento
Luciano Federico ...
Químico
Júlia Carrasco ...
Mary Lou
Jordi Raurich ...
Jordi
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Verónica, recently divorced and with a son, begins to reorganize her life and adapt to the new situation. Her problems are relegated to the background when Carlos, her masseuse, is killed. Knowing himself in danger, Carlos left Verónica with a message on the answering machine: she had to pick up a package hidden in the sinks of a railway station. From that moment on, Verónica won't rest in calm. Written by jsanchez

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2 October 1987 (Spain)  »

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Gefährliche Instinkte  »

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Victoria Abril is great
5 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Verónica (Victoria Abril) is getting bored with divorced life. Her son would rather stay with his father. Her masseuse Carlos is on the run from killers. He leaves a package in a train station washroom and her a message to pick it up right before he gets killed. The police believes the gay Carlos committed suicide. She picks up the package which leads to The Hungarian.

Victoria Abril is great. I love that she hates being called Mrs. Miralles. Even the little moments like her searching for the package and happens upon a mirror which makes her stop to check her face. The movie falters with its convoluted plot and its conveniences. I hoped that it would turn into an action thriller after she gets beaten up. The story stays a bit of a mess.


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