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Release Date:
24 August 1989 (Netherlands) See more »
Set in modern day Buenos Aires, the film centers around a relationship between two emotionally crippled roommates... See more » | Add synopsis »
5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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A drama lesson See more (78 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Hart Bochner ... Jack Carney

Colin Firth ... Adrian LeDuc

Dora Bryan ... Margaret McKinney
Liz Smith ... Mary Louise McKinney

Fabrizio Bentivoglio ... Carlos Sanchez-Verne
James Telfer ... Vanessa

Mirella D'Angelo ... Laura Werpachowsky
Juan Vitali ... Alberto Werpachowsky
Cipe Lincovsky ... Mrs. Treniev
Francesca d'Aloja ... Claudia
Miguel Ligero ... Mr. Palma
Elvia Andreoli ... Adrian's Mother
Marikena Monti ... Tango Singer
Luis Romero ... Projectionist
Oca Spirito ... Woman in Cinema 1
Micky Chapman ... Woman in Cinema 2
Claudia Rosemblat ... Nurse 1
Sandra Calderón ... Nurse 2
Max Berliner ... Prospective Tenant
Mane Arauz ... Prospective Tenant
María José Catino ... Prospective Tenant
Debora Bianco ... Girl in Cafe
Federico D'Elía ... Boy in Cafe
Rosario Varela ... Girl with Carlos at Tango
Veronica Gambini ... Girl with Carlos in Building
Raúl Florido ... Jack's Argentine Contact
Claudio Ciacci ... Young Man in Cinema
Gabriel Posniak ... Dead Man
Guillermo Willart ... Paramedic 1
Javier Balina ... Paramedic 2
Darwin Sanchez ... Police Inspector
Daniel Queirolo ... Young Cop
Miguel Ángel Porro ... Taxi Driver
Ezequiel Donovan ... Foreign Elements
Eduardo Peralta Ramos ... Foreign Element
John Kamps ... Foreign Elements
Göran Johansson ... Foreign Elements
Lisanne Cole ... Political Group in Cinema
Germán Palacios ... Member of Political Group in Cinema
Horacio Erman ... Political Group in Cinema
Inés Estévez ... Political Group in Cinema
Roberto Baldi ... Political Group in Cinema
Sebastian De Nico ... Political Group in Cinema
Mario Franco ... Doctor at Institution
Ruth Jasiuk ... Member of Political Group in Cinema
Marina Zemma ... Member of Political Group in Cinema
Pablo Lena ... Political Group in Cinema
Juan Jose Gato ... Political Group in Cinema
Daniel Astesano ... Immigration Officer
Gabriel Corrado ... Victim in Hotel Room
Alfredo Quesada ... Speaker at Group Meeting
Stephen J. Cole ... Strange Looking Man in Airport
Jorge Caseres ... Young Man with Vanessa
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicolas Pereyra ... Doctor at Institution (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Donovan 
Writing credits
Martin Donovan (story)

Martin Donovan (screenplay) and
David Koepp (screenplay)

Produced by
Brian Allman .... co-producer
Stephen J. Cole .... executive producer
Ezequiel Donovan .... associate producer
Martin Donovan .... producer
David Koepp .... producer
Brian Reynolds .... associate producer
Original Music by
Elia Cmiral 
Cinematography by
Miguel Rodríguez 
Film Editing by
Conrad M. Gonzalez 
Casting by
Marife Caicedo 
Production Design by
Miguel Ángel Lumaldo 
Art Direction by
Miguel Ángel Lumaldo 
Costume Design by
Angélica Fuentes 
Marisa Urruti 
Makeup Department
Mirta Blanco .... makeup artist
Alberto Moccia .... hair stylist
Silvia Pitaluga .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Hugo E. Lauría .... production manager (as Hugo Lauría)
Carlos Olveira .... unit production chief
John Orland .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fernando Altschul .... first assistant director
Carlos Gil .... assistant director
Göran Johansson .... assistant director
Art Department
Raúl Florido .... art department assistant
Eduardo Larrosa .... property master
Eduardo Larrosa .... props
Gustavo Larrosa .... assistant props
Sound Department
Richard Burton .... dialogue editor
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer
Jane Lang .... dialogue editor
Michael Magill .... supervising dialogue editor
Pedro Marra .... boom operator
Martin Maryska .... sound designer
Martin Maryska .... supervising sound editor
John Morris .... sound editor
John Morris .... sound effects editor
Stewart Nelsen .... sound effects editor (as Stuart Nelson)
Larry Pitman .... sound transfer and recording
Mary Louise Rodgers .... foley walker (as Mary Rodgers)
Michael Salvetta .... foley walker (as Mike Salvetta)
Janelle Showalter .... assistant sound editor
Jorge Stavropulos .... sound mixer
Hamilton Sterling .... sound effects editor
Penelope Sylvester .... adr editor
Bill Thiederman .... sound re-recording mixer (as William Thiederman)
Jeff Watts .... foley editor
Christopher Edward Wilding .... assistant sound editor (as Chris Wilding)
Howard Wilmarth .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Arroyo .... electrician
Rubén Bejarano .... best boy
Carlos Estevani .... focus puller
Carlos Ferro .... assistant camera
Mario Irza .... dolly grip
Gustavo Marangoni .... assistant camera
Manuel Martinez .... electrician
Rubén Menéndez .... electrician
Claudia Nye .... clapper loader
Graciela Portela .... still photographer
Gabriel Posniak .... electrician
Vicente Scanilla .... key grip
José Trela .... camera operator
Juan Yapura .... gaffer
Oscar Zuetta .... electrician
Casting Department
Noel Davis .... casting: Europe
Jeremy Zimmermann .... casting: Europe (as Jerry Zimmerman)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Beba Blanco .... wardrobe assistant
Marisa Urruti .... wardrobe assistant
Rosario Varela .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
David Ekstrom .... 2nd assistant editor: USA
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
Nilda Nacela .... negative cutter: Argentina (as Nilda Nacella)
Beatriz Nacella .... negative cutter: Argentina
Liliana Nadal .... first assistant editor
Andrea Pérez .... assistant editor: Argentina (as Andrea Perez Schreler)
Barbara Riley .... negative cutter
Ron South .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Gary Denton .... music scoring mixer
Scott Gould .... assistant music scoring mixer
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
John Van Houten .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Javier Balina .... transportation coordinator
Marcelo Bannullo .... unit driver
Joe Hawryluk .... unit driver
Luis Larregina .... unit driver
Oscar Roig .... unit driver
Other crew
Ana Albarellos .... unit publicist
Sandra Calderón .... assistant accountant
Ortiz Carlos .... assistant accountant
Horacio Ciancia .... production assistant
Brett Cole .... assistant to brian reynolds
Candelaria Del Azar .... banker
Maximo Fonrouge .... production attorney: Argentina
Casilda Freckelton .... production accountant
Jorge Gallagos .... banker
Sonia Harvey .... dialogue coach
Sue Henstridge .... financial controller assistant: Summit Company
Göran Johansson .... assistant to martin donovan
Michael Keep .... assistant to stephen j. cole
Ariadna Marting .... production assistant
Alejandra Pegels .... assistant accountant
Eduard Peralta Ramos .... office assistant
Claudio Reiter .... script supervisor
Adrian Scrope .... banker
Pam Spooner .... financial controller: Summit Company
Clara Varela .... translator
Alice Kamps .... thanks
Paul A. Newman .... thanks
Conor O'Farrell .... thanks
Pancho Ramon Varela .... thanks
Victor Ramon Varela .... thanks
Joanna Reynolds .... thanks
Marillyn Reynolds .... thanks
Matthew Reynolds .... thanks
Eric Simpson .... thanks
Susan Streitfeld .... thanks
Jim Tauber .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
124 min | USA:117 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Finland:K-3 (new rating: 2001) | Finland:S (original rating) | Iceland:16 | UK:15 | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Liz Smith was cast at short notice after the original cast performer withdrew because of illness.See more »
Adrian LeDuc:If that is a mask please take it off now, or keep it on forever.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Café Flesh (1982)See more »
CambalacheSee more »


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93 out of 112 people found the following review useful.
A drama lesson, 27 July 1999

When I first saw the movie I already knew the plot because my video's book had the bad idea to say who the murderer was. Anyway the film is so marvelously done that even if you know you still get the chills. I was really impressed with Hart Bochner performance, mostly because he has the kind of face which usually is cast in an afternoon soap opera and though his character is mostly physical, he never plays it at a first level. I'm very moved each time I see him cry. It could have been so easy to over do it, to be pathetic or melodramatic but instead he is touching and true. As for the part of Adrian, Colin Firth with his dark-low voice (that gives some more weirdness to the part- mostly because of the contrast with his childish face) is just brilliant. The irony to see him play the victim as Bochner takes over Valmont's seduction is pure amazement. Everything is in the details: every look, every attempt to smile, the way he walks, the way he talks and stutters. Adrian may seem fragile but he is a survivor. Every detail in the movie adds to the actors performances: the frightening neighbors (the way they invade his life is no surprise to his disliking them so much), the music, the camera shots of the "living" city opposed constantly to the claustrophobic dark apartment and even the apartment itself which is almost a character per se. It has its life and its secrets. For example we never actually have a full view of the two bedrooms, we know there is a kitchen but we never see it and we only see the bathroom through a glass window. The only space used in the apartment is the living room which gives to this thriller a feeling of a closed-room drama. I guess that if you are not bewitched by the actors the film won't do it for you. It's not the kind of thriller only based on action plot. The real interest of the film remains in the relation between those two different men and not in the murders themselves. I strongly recommend this movie to anyone who loves to see good and subtle acting. It's a powerful 1h45 drama lesson!

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