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Deep Crimson (1996)

Profundo carmesí (original title)
The life of a man who preys on unsuspecting women for a living is changed when he finds an accomplice in the woman who loves and controls him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Regina Orozco ...
Coral Fabre
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Nicolás Estrella
Sherlyn ...
Teresa (as Sherlyn González)
Giovanni Florido ...
Carlitos
Fernando Palavicini ...
Don Dimas (as Fernando Soler P.)
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Sra. Ruelas
Alexandra Vicencio ...
Imelda (as Alexandra Vincenzio)
Julieta Egurrola ...
Juanita Norton
Esteban Soberanes ...
Barman
Gastón Melo ...
Ticket Seller
Juan de la Loza ...
Car Salesman
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Irene Gallardo
Rosa Furman ...
Sara Silberman
Álvaro Carcaño ...
Motel Proprietor
Paco Mauri ...
Mailman
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Set in 1940s northern Mexico, this film re-tells the story of "The Lonely Hearts Killers", a famous couple of murderers who made victims of lonely and wealthy widows in the USA. Coral (Orozco) is a rotund and passionate nurse who knows handsome gigolo Nicolas Estrella (Gimenez Cacho) and falls for him immediately. Nicolas rejects her because she's not rich, but Coral is determined to get him at any cost. She abandons her children and follows the man in spite of his way of living. Together they will scheme to swindle and murder women who look for love and companions writing letters to a sentimental courier. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Hay algo que une más que el amor: el crimen.


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This story was first told in The Honeymoon Killers (1970). See more »

Quotes

Nicolás Estrella: I don't need your pity. I need my hairpiece!
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References Deep Red (1975) See more »

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By the Sleepy Lagoon
Composed by Eric Coates
Jim Long Music/ASCAP
Courtesy of Desert Island Records
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Once again, Ripstein proves himself the king of Mexican cinema
9 May 1999 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Mexican director Arturo Ripstein delivers one good drama after the other, and in so doing shows us ever changing aspects of this surprisingly rich country, so unfairly characterized around the world by cliched stereotypes. Though this crime drama doesn't help Mexico's image as a crime-ridden country throughout its history, it does tell a compelling story, free of cliches, of obsessed love driven to serial killings in an unusual road movie. This description, though long, sums up PROFUNDO CARMESI. Ripstein's direction is enhanced by the dramatic presence of Spain's Marisa Paredes in a crucial role. A must for those interested in contemporary Latin American cinema.


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