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Sex, Shame & Tears (1999)

Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (original title)
This comedic drama features two young couples, and another couple of old friends who reenter the two couples lives. The story takes place mostly in two apartments across the street from ... See full summary »

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Tomas (as Demian Bichir)
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Ana
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Andrea
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María
Angélica Aragón ...
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Laura Almela
Miguel Galván ...
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This comedic drama features two young couples, and another couple of old friends who reenter the two couples lives. The story takes place mostly in two apartments across the street from each other in Mexico City at the end of the millenium. Intellectual Carlos is not offering as much love as wife Ana needs. Tomas, a world-traveling friend of the couple reappears after many years abroad. Across the street, womanizing executive Miguel and suffering wife Andrea are joined by visiting friend Maria. The presence of guests Tomas and Maria triggers lust, rejection, infidelities, reconciliation and other consequences of suppressed love and marital relations, among the six friends-three guys and three girls. Written by ElianaG

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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18 June 1999 (Mexico)  »

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Trivia

Stayed on movie theaters for 27 consecutive weeks. See more »

Quotes

Ana: [to Carlitos'] Okay homo sapiens, just don't forget that once you were a homo erectus.
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Featured in No eres tú, soy yo (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

¨Ruta¨
Written by Christian Basso and Diego Frenkel
Performed by ¨La Portuaria¨
Courtesy of EMI Argentina
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One of México's finest; with some improvement on dialogs still.
20 January 2000 | by (México) – See all my reviews

Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas is with out question one of México's finest films to date. One tiny detail: dialogs are still a bit off timing...

See... when you're wrestling a friend to the floor YOU DO NOT expose your philosophy on love while you beat his brains out!

There is a scene in the movie in which something like such happens.

Actors do a marvelous job! One of the best I've seen anywhere.

I FULLY RECOMMEND YOU SEE IT. You'll have fun and probably find out which of the guys or galls is you... or how many of them live in you.


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