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Anders Thomas Jensen
Nikolaj Lie Kaas,
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
The type of Kodachrome cartridge we see cannot have existed at the time of action: only since the end of the 1990s did European Kodachrome cartridges have their serial number printed on the label with black ink, prior to that the serial number was dry-stamped on the label. See more »
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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