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Director:
Writer:
Antonio Serrano (writer)
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Release Date:
18 June 1999 (Mexico) See more »
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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:
Uncompromising flat view of the 90's Mexican society sex life. 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
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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 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 »
Soundtrack:
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Uncompromising flat view of the 90's Mexican society sex life., 9 October 1999
Author: Paulo-25 (paulo.c.sanchez@gmail.com) from Guadalajara, Mexico

Yes. I'll admit it. I believed all the hype surrounding this piece of work, about the trials and tribulations of 6 people, living in Mexico City concerning their sexual lives. And so, I was really expecting to finally see a Mexican movie (in ages) that was both popular and interesting to watch. Unfortunately the film was utterly disappointing. The story presents us with two couples, both with very obvious marital problems. When a third party comes into the life of each couple, their problems reach a pivotal point. Or absolute absurd. The plot then turns into a battle of the sexes. The stance taken by each group (yes, they literally group, girls with girls and boys with boys) is blatantly stupid and childish (I guess the humor was supposed to be there). And it all goes from bad to worse. The performances range from good (Miss Zavaleta) to mediocre (Mr Bichir), with Serrano doing an acceptable job on his opera prima. However, the flat circumstances that make up the plot, the one-dimensional characters, the very poor (if not stupid) perception of what sex represents in a mature relationship etc, make the movie fail. Miserably. SPyL has had an (impressive) good reception at the box-office. Believe the hype at your own risk.

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