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Torremolinos 73 (2003)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 30 April 2003 (Spain)
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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Juan Luis
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Vanessa
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José Carlos Romerales
Tom Jacobsen ...
Erik
Mari-Anne Jespersen ...
Frida
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Lauritz
Nuria González ...
Señora de Romerales
Mariví Bilbao ...
Señora de Anasagasti
Germán Montaner ...
Sr. Anasagasti
Jaime Blanch ...
Ginecólogo
Máximo Valverde ...
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Storyline

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

Budget:

€2,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$87,385 (USA) (23 September 2005)
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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 »

Connections

References Last Tango in Paris (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Eres tú
Written by Juan Carlos Calderón (as Juan Carlos Calderón López de Arroyabe)
Performed by Mocedades
© Budde Music France SARL
Edición autorizada a Ediciones Musicales Clipper's S.L.
Courtesy of Fonomusic
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After Almadovar, It is Pablo Berger…A nice move………
25 November 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Spanish Cinema has a fairly different wave and it is pleasant to see such movies coming from the new directors with different content & storytelling.

"Torremolinos 73" is an honest movie, as a débutant Pablo Berger has come up with something amusing and solemn.

Set in 1973, an encyclopedia salesman Alfredo who sells it door-by door is not able to meet his ends. He has been given only an alternative by his chief – to make adult movies with wife Carmen or leave the company. After some dithering, they reluctantly accept the proposal and it starts the journey of ecstasy & agony.

Using fade colors, it gives a feel of 70's with some good dialogs and funny situations. Javier Cámara is good as a Bergman's admirer (camera Buff), Candela Peña is incredible as a timid person having some desires to fulfill.

Recommended

7.5/10


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