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Director:
Writer:
Antonio Serrano (writer)
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Release Date:
18 June 1999 (Mexico) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
This comedic drama features two young couples, and another couple of old friends who reenter the two couples lives... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Delightful War of Sexes: Funny, Erotic, Dramatic and With Magnificent Lines See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Demian Bichir ... Tomas

Susana Zabaleta ... Ana

Jorge Salinas ... Miguel

Cecilia Suárez ... Andrea
Víctor Huggo Martin ... Carlos
Mónica Dionne ... María
Angélica Aragón ... Carlos' mother
Laura Almela
Miguel Galván ... Truck Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Wes Martinez ... Carlos
Carolina Politi

Directed by
Antonio Serrano 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Antonio Serrano  writer

Produced by
Matthias Ehrenberg .... producer
Christian Valdelièvre .... producer
 
Original Music by
Aleks Syntek 
 
Cinematography by
Sebastian del Amo  (as Sebastian Vega del Amo)
Xavier Grobet  (as Xavier Pérez Grobet)
 
Film Editing by
Samuel Larson 
 
Art Direction by
Brigitte Broch 
 
Production Management
Dante Aguilar .... unit manager
Tlacateotl Mata .... post-production supervisor
Sandra Solares .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Chellet .... second assistant director
Manuel Hinojosa .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Luis Blackaller .... graphic artist
 
Sound Department
Eric Dounce .... foley editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sebastian del Amo .... director of photography: additional photography (as Sebastian Vega del Amo)
 
Music Department
Annette Fradera .... music supervisor
Annette Fradera .... score advisor
Aleks Syntek .... music and lyrics: (song "Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas" )
 
Other crew
Marc Bedia .... production coordinator
Marco Polo Constandse .... production assistant
Jonas Hendrix .... production assistant
Mario P. Székely .... public relations
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sexo, pudor y lágrimas" - Mexico (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some drug use
Runtime:
109 min
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Trivia:
Stayed on movie theaters for 27 consecutive weeks.See more »
Quotes:
María:Men look for a woman that is a lady at he table and a slut in bed.
Ana:Well, I've always been a lady in bed and a slut at the table.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in No eres tú, soy yo (2010)See more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Delightful War of Sexes: Funny, Erotic, Dramatic and With Magnificent Lines, 1 September 2005
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Mexico, the insecure writer Carlos (Víctor Huggo Martin) and his mate, the photographer Ana (Susana Zabaleta), are in crisis of relationship, and lodge for a period in Carlos' apartment their common friend and ex-lover of Ana, Tomas (Demian Bichir), who was traveling around the world for the last years. On the building in the other side of the street, the unfaithful executive Miguel (Jorge Salinas) and his sterile wife and former model Andrea (Cecilia Suárez) are having a troublesome life, and they lodge the former passion of Miguel, the zoologist Maria (Mónica Dionne). After confusions and misunderstandings, the women move together to Miguel's flat, while the men stay together in Carlos' place, disclosing secrets and beginning a war of sexes, where some of them will be hurt.

What a delightful movie "Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas" is! Funny, erotic, dramatic, tragic, very well directed, with magnificent lines, gorgeous and sexy actress and good actors, and a cast that shows an excellent chemistry. One year ago, I saw the same story in the Brazilian movie "Sexo, Amor e Traição" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0376873/usercomments-3), but in that occasion I did not know this Mexican original story. The Brazilian remake is basically shot frame by frame, with modifications in the genre story (dramatic in the Mexican, romantic in the Brazilian), but I highly recommend this excellent Mexican dramatic comedy, better and better than the Brazilian romantic comedy version. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Sexo, Pudor e Lágrimas" ("Sex, Shame and Tears")

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