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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)
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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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Version of Lonely Hearts (1991) See more »

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By the Sleepy Lagoon
Composed by Eric Coates
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Profundo Carmesí (remake of "The Honeymoon Killers")
20 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Deep Crimson-Arturo Ripstein This is an absolute gem of a retelling of the famous TRUE "Lonely Heart's Club Killers". Originally made as the "Honeymoon Killers", this Mexican version is totally representative of the true story. An obese nurse connects up with a con artist, who is stealing from rich widows, using a newspaper lonely hearts club source. Soon, after the nurse goes nutzoid over this creep, she gives up her children, and joins him in ripping off and killing available divorcée's and widows. The original film is a favorite of mine, as it is extremely gruesome, but carries a black comedy edge the first 2/3 of the film, and then it gets extremely nasty. As in the original, the psycho couple must deal with a Mother and her Child, and it is depicted here pretty well, but not as gruesome as the original. Nevertheless, this version pulls no punches, and in the end, goes way way beyond the original. This was considered very very shocking stuff in the original "Honeymoon Killers", and the ending of this one is totally stunning. This Mexican version is almost as good, if not better than the original. The extremely disturbing story, which is true, is superbly well made in this version. If you see this version for the first time, you will want to see "Honeymoon Killers", and if you already know "Honeymoon Killers", then "Profundo Carmesí" is a rare treat. I can't recommend this movie any higher, with the exception of "The Honeymoon Killers". Take your pick, they are both gruesome, and disgusting as hell. The edge is, this actually happened.


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