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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alfredo
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Carmen
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Don Carlos
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Juan Luis
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Magnus
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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
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Ginecólogo
Máximo Valverde ...
Himself
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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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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 April 2003 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Büyük yönetmen  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€218,623 (Spain), 4 May 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,321, 17 April 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$87,385, 25 September 2005
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

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 Adiós, cigüeña, adiós (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Mamy Blue
Music by Hubert Giraud
French lyrics by Hubert Giraud
Performed by Pop Tops
© Budde Music France SARL
Edición autorizada a Ediciones Musicales Clipper's S.L.
Courtesy of Fonomusic
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Easy, originally, but necessary?
2 December 2006 | by 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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