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Deep Crimson (1996) More at IMDbPro »Profundo carmesí (original title)


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Hay algo que une más que el amor: el crimen.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Regina Orozco ... Coral Fabre

Daniel Giménez Cacho ... Nicolás Estrella
Sherlyn ... Teresa (as Sherlyn González)
Giovanni Florido ... Carlitos
Fernando Palavicini ... Don Dimas (as Fernando Soler P.)
Patricia Reyes Spíndola ... 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

Marisa Paredes ... Irene Gallardo
Rosa Furman ... Sara Silberman
Álvaro Carcaño ... Motel Proprietor
Paco Mauri ... Mailman
Verónica Merchant ... Rebeca Sanpedro
Bianca Florido ... Mercedes
René Pereyra ... Iduarte
Óscar Castañeda ... Doroteo
Alejandra Montoya ... Ifi

Directed by
Arturo Ripstein 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paz Alicia Garciadiego 

Produced by
Pablo Barbachano .... producer
Marin Karmitz .... producer
Tita Lombardo .... executive producer
José María Morales .... producer
Miguel Necoechea .... producer
Fernando Sariñana .... co-producer
Original Music by
David Mansfield 
Cinematography by
Guillermo Granillo 
Film Editing by
Rafael Castanedo 
Casting by
Leticia Cordoba  (as Letícia Córdoba)
Production Design by
Mónica Chirinos 
Macarena Folache 
Antonio Muño-Hierro 
Patricia Nava 
Marisa Pecanins 
Art Direction by
Mónica Chirinos 
Macarena Folache 
Patricia Nava 
Marisa Pecanins 
Set Decoration by
Antonio Muño-Hierro 
Costume Design by
Mónica Neumaier 
Makeup Department
Raúl Esquivel .... wig maker
Eduardo Gómez .... hair stylist
Carlos Sánchez .... makeup artist
Production Management
Alejandro Arroyo .... assistant production manager
Benjamin Cabral .... assistant production manager
Yvon Crenn .... production director
Yvon Crenn .... production manager
Tlacateotl Mata .... post-production manager
Laura Moctezuma .... assistant production manager
Puy Oria .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edmundo Díaz Sotelo .... second assistant director (as Edmundo Díaz)
Iván Ávila Dueñas .... assistant director
Art Department
Alejandro Arroyo .... assistant art director
Benjamin Cabral .... assistant art director
Ricardo Gil .... property master
Enrique Greiner .... art assistant
Laura Moctezuma .... assistant art director
Aristeo Ruiz .... art assistant
Mirko von Berner .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jaime Baksht .... sound re-recordist
Antonio Betancourt .... direct sound
Antonio Betancourt .... sound
Bribiesca .... foley effects
Lena Esquenazi .... dialogue recordist
Carlos Faruolo .... sound editor
Carlos Faruolo .... sound mixer
Samuel Larson .... foley recordist
Gabriel Romo .... sound designer
Gabriel Romo .... sound editor
Jorge Romo .... sound technician
Talia Ruiz .... foley editor
Eduardo Valverde .... boom operator
Eduardo Valverde .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Javier Moreno Buzzo .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Yves Bruyas .... assistant camera
Jean-Yves Bruyas .... assistant dolly grip
Federico García .... assistant camera
Froylán López .... gaffer
Fabián Monroy .... camera operator
Fabián Monroy .... focus puller
Carlos Silva .... video technician
Armando Vargas .... dolly operator
Editorial Department
Jeanne Montard .... assistant editor
Music Department
Dan Gellert .... score recordist
Other crew
Fernando Armada .... production assistant
Enrique Barceló-Colores .... production assistant
Brisa Bustamante .... production assistant
Ivania Chávez .... administration chief: Mexico
Inti Cordera .... personal assistant to director
Eduardo Corona .... location manager
Pedro Cueva .... production accountant
Teresa del Castillo Negrete .... public relations
Juan Antonio Escamilla .... production auditor
Rafa Fernández .... press attache
Rafa Fernández .... press promotion
Mariana Gironella .... script supervisor
Nathalie Gorgon .... assistant press attache
Francisco Medina .... production assistant
Eduardo Mendoza .... title designer
Olga Millán .... representative: ANDA
Miguel Morales .... administration chief: Spain
Eva Simonet .... press attache
Luis B. Carranco .... production assistant (uncredited)
Leonard .... dedicatee
Martha .... dedicatee
Raymond .... dedicatee
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Profundo carmesí" - Mexico (original title)
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Argentina:111 min | Mexico:110 min | Singapore:114 min | Spain:111 min | USA:114 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?

This story was first told in The Honeymoon Killers (1969).See more »
Coral Fabre:Never share your sandwich with a fat woman.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Deep Red (1975)See more »
By the Sleepy LagoonSee more »


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A unique take on a familiar story, 11 June 2012
Author: rdoyle29 from Winnipeg, Canada

Arturo Ripstein's "Deep Crimson" is based on the same Lonely Heart Killers case that inspired "The Honeymoon Killers". Regina Orozco is riveting as the unattractive and fundamentally unlikeable nurse who abandons her children to take up with Daniel Giménez Cacho's pathetic, balding gigolo. They answer letters from lonely widows with the intention of robbing them, but jealousy and general incompetence lead them into a string of murders. Despite the sordid and depressing subject matter, the film has a distinct satirical edge and is often quite funny. Highly recommended, especially for fans of the earlier film.

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