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Cuestión de suerte (1996)

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A good-looking young guy living in a village on the Basque coast is set to marry his sweetheart. A series of events pose obstacles. He rents a room from a sexy French widow with a shady ... See full summary »

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Julio Muñoz
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Pili
Leire Berrocal ...
Concha
Simón Andreu ...
Ricardo
Ion Gabella ...
Alfonso
Mikel Garmendia ...
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Ana Miranda ...
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Paco Sagarzazu ...
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Maiken Beitia ...
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Paco Hernando ...
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Mikel Laskurain ...
Ertzaina 1
Angel Alkain ...
Ertzaina 2
Isidoro Fernández ...
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A good-looking young guy living in a village on the Basque coast is set to marry his sweetheart. A series of events pose obstacles. He rents a room from a sexy French widow with a shady past, and finds a crashed vehicle near his new rented room. What impact will these events have on his calm, routine life, and the other villagers? Written by GMeleJr

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basque | sex | abandoned car | spain | landlady | See more »

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Reproachful disenchantment
11 January 2003 | by (La Rioja, Spain) – See all my reviews



I had hoped for something better seeing the names Galiena, Belaustegui, Berrocal and Noriega; however, the outcome is a very normal thriller with so much sex thrown in and rather lacklustre performances all round. Why the very beautiful Belaustegui had to appear with her face disfigured by a skin disease is anyone's guess: perhaps some kind of maccabre idea from the director, as if, rather uselessly, he had a fixed penchant on proving something or other.

Nicely filmed in Donostia – San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa) and along the coastline around Zarautz, Zumaia, Deba, Ondárroa and Lekeitio. My reproach is that the aforesaid names are capable of much more serious film-making instead of this rather poor imitation of anything coming out of the USA, and should not have had to recur to so many bed scenes in the hopes of making the film work.

Why I had to watch this so late at night is also a matter of luck, I suppose. Bad luck. Four out of ten and only because I love seeing the beautiful Basque Country (Euskadi) in films.


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