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Sex, Shame & Tears (1999)
"Sexo, pudor y lágrimas" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  18 June 1999 (Mexico)
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Tomas
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Miguel
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Andrea
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Carlos
Mónica Dionne ...
María
Angélica Aragón ...
Carlos' mother
Laura Almela
Miguel Galván ...
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Carolina Politi
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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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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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It was the highest-grossing Mexican film of all time (at the Mexican box office), until it was surpassed by _El Crimen del padre Amaro (2002)_ See more »

Quotes

Ana: [to Carlitos'] Okay homo sapiens, just don't forget that once you were a homo erectus.
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Remade as Sexo, Amor e Traição (2004) See more »

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¨Ruta¨
Written by Christian Basso and Diego Frenkel
Performed by ¨La Portuaria¨
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Life and love at the end of the millennium
28 September 1999 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

This is the story of three couples in their thirties facing life and love at the end of the millennium. The movie is funny at times and very serious and dramatical at others. Damian Bichir's character usually breaks the mood at the most dramatical moments; I liked that. I'm also glad to see the success of this very well done movie, at least in Mexico City, it's been playing in theatres for almost 4 months now. I hope this gives the people involved enough funds to make another good movie...


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