Torremolinos 73 (2003)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  30 April 2003 (Spain)
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Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Fernando Tejero ...
Juan Luis
Ramón Barea ...
José Carlos Romerales
Tom Jacobsen ...
Mari-Anne Jespersen ...
Bjarne Henriksen ...
Nuria González ...
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Mariví Bilbao ...
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Germán Montaner ...
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Alfredo Lopez is a tired encyclopedia salesman, and Carmen is his faithful wife. The lives of this married couple change forever when the Montoya publishing house, in which Alfredo works, makes a proposal to them to make erotic films that will sold in the Scandinavian countries, under the guise of being a false encyclopedia about reproduction. Unknown to them both, Carmen has become an adult film star in the Northern countries, and a Danish crew flies in to help Alfredo make an Ingmar Bergman inspired feature film called "Torremolinos 73." Instead of a career in show business, Carmen is eager to have a baby, and the tension between the artist and his muse grows. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

30 April 2003 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Büyük yönetmen  »

Box Office


€2,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,321 (USA) (15 April 2005)


$87,385 (USA) (23 September 2005)

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alfredo uses a silent Super 8 camera and silent film stock to shoot the movies in his flat, but when we see him watching the results on a projector some days later, the movie has sync sound that was seemingly recorded at the time of the shoot. See more »


References No desearás al vecino del quinto (1970) See more »


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2 December 2006 | by (Lucerne, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

When I saw the poster of "Torremolinos 73" at my favorite movie theater, it was clear: I had to see that movie.

I expected 90 minutes of bursting out laughing. Let's say, that wasn't exactly the case.

It sure has its moments of incredible comedy but, surprisingly, also moments of real tragedy and drama. I was quite stunned.

In the end, the story is absolutely original, I wouldn't know about anything similar, the actors all do a great job, the dialog is mostly very nice and all this ends up in a fine little piece of entertainment.

Not perfect, not amazing, but amusing and entertaining? Definitely!

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