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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:
Disappointing 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in No eres tú, soy yo (2010)See more »

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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing, 26 June 1999

I have to say I was really looking forward on watching this film and finding some new life in it that would separate it from most dull and overly crafted mexican films. I have no idea why but I trusted Sexo, Pudor y Lagrimas to be the one to inject freshness and confidence to our non-existent industry. Maybe it was because the soundtrack(which I listened to before I saw the film) sounded different from others, maybe it was because it dared to include newer faces(apart from Demian Bichir who is always a favorite of mexican film directors) and supposedly dealed within it's script with modern social behaviour, maybe because it's photography I saw in the trailers was bright and realistic instead of theatrical. The film turned out to be a major crowd pleaser, and a major letdown. What Serrano actually deals here with is the very old fashioned "battle of the sexes" as in "all men are the same" and "why is it that all women...;" blah,blah,blah. Nothing new in it, not even that, it uses so much common ground and clichè that it eventually mocks itself without leaving any valuable reflexion on the female/male condition. Full of usual tramps on the audience like safe gags about the clichès I talked about before(those always work, always) and screaming performances(it is a well acted film in it's context)..and by screaming I mean, literally. The at first more compelling characters played by Monica Dionne and Demian Bichir turn out to be according to Serrano the more pathetic ones. I completely disagree with Serrano, they shouldn't have been treated that way only to serve as marionettes for his lesson to come through...he made sure we got HIS message and completely destroyed their roles that were the only solid ground in which this story could have stood. Anyway, it is after all, a very entertaining film at times and you will probably have a good time seeing it (if you accept to be manipulated by it).

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