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Nicotina (2003)

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A real-time dark comedy about a science geek who tangles with a clutch of Russian gangsters after he delivers them the wrong computer disk.

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Nene
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Svóboda
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Tomson
Martha Tenorio ...
Eulogia (as Marta Tenorio)
Rafael Inclán ...
Goyo
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Joaquín
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Andrea (as Marta Beláustegui)
Eugenio Montessoro ...
Carlos
Carmen Madrid ...
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Beto
Alexis Sánchez ...
Andrei
Jorge Zárate ...
Sánchez
Enoc Leaño ...
Memo
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"Nicotina," is a crime caper set in Mexico City about a simple exchange that goes awry, causing the lives of nine unsuspecting characters to explode in one tumultuous night over a fortune in diamonds. Diego Luna stars as computer hacker Lolo, who is infatuated with his neighbor Andrea and catalogs her every move via high-tech peeping devices. Lolo teams with amateur criminals Tomson and his younger counterpart Nene in a deal with a Russian mobster that involves the exchange of diamonds for computer access to Swiss bank accounts. But the deal goes terribly wrong after Lolo's attempts to spoil Andrea's romantic trysts spiral out of control. Down the street, the irritable pharmacist Beto and his fed-up wife Clara get inadvertently entangled in the exchange, along with the humble barber Goyo and his domineering other half Carmen. Infected with diamond lust, these characters become obsessed with the intoxicating possibility of an easy life and their greed quickly transforms into fiery ... Written by Arenas Group

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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3 October 2003 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Cigarros, desamores, y 20 diamantes  »

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$446,768 (USA) (20 August 2004)

Gross:

$800,371 (USA) (27 August 2004)
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Its very much fun, not more not less
8 December 2005 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

I'd give it a 7.5 if i could, the major problem with this movie is, it is a hell of fun to see the characters slip more and more into their misery... but there is so little room to guess whats happening. You always know whats happening, you are the one that knows just everything, that won't mean the story is predictable but there's just no room for guessing (like in other movies, "f.i. who's the murder ?"). Anway it's a very cool movie, if I had to compare it it's like a thrilling story your grandpa tells you. You're eager to know what's happening next but once you heard it you don't want to hear it again.

Good and maybe Great but not Excellent.


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