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Torremolinos 73 -- 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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Pablo Berger (writer)
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30 April 2003 (Spain) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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15 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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A well told story , being perfectly set in the seventies with a very good cast as Javier Camera , Candela Peña and Mads Mikkelsen See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Javier Cámara ... Alfredo

Candela Peña ... Carmen
Juan Diego ... Don Carlos
Fernando Tejero ... Juan Luis

Mads Mikkelsen ... Magnus

Malena Alterio ... Vanessa
Ramón Barea ... José Carlos Romerales
Tom Jacobsen ... Erik
Mari-Anne Jespersen ... Frida
Bjarne Henriksen ... Lauritz
Nuria González ... Señora de Romerales
Mariví Bilbao ... Señora de Anasagasti
Germán Montaner ... Sr. Anasagasti
Jaime Blanch ... Ginecólogo
Máximo Valverde ... Himself
Sixten Tobias Kai Nielsen ... Ole
Jons Pappila ... Aksel (as Jöns Pappila)

Thomas Bo Larsen ... Dennis

Baard Owe ... Doctor Johansen
Mariano Peña ... Camarero
Ana Wagener ... Dependienta
Carmen Segarra ... La Fina

Carmen Machi ... Clienta Peluquería
Carmen Belloch ... Sra. Bronte
Diego París ... Novio
Ruth Lewin ... Novia
Lucio Romero ... Padre del novio
Miguel Alcíbar ... Taxista
Juan Manuel Cotelo ... Vendedor
Cándida Tena ... Monja
Tina Sáinz ... Doña Isabel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marta Cordero de Luiz ... The Sexy Girl in Yellow Panties
Rika Martínez

Directed by
Pablo Berger 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pablo Berger  writer

Produced by
Pablo Berger .... associate producer
Tomás Cimadevilla .... producer
Beatriz Delgado .... assistant producer
Bo Ehrhardt .... co-producer
Yuko Harami .... associate producer
José Herrero de Egaña .... co-producer
Mohamed Khashoggi .... producer
Lars Bredo Rahbek .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Nacho Mastretta  (as Mastretta)
 
Cinematography by
Kiko de la Rica 
 
Film Editing by
Rosario Sáinz de Rozas 
 
Casting by
Luis San Narciso 
 
Costume Design by
Estíbaliz Markiegi 
 
Makeup Department
Agustín Cabiedes .... hair stylist (as Agustín Caviedes)
Agustín Cabiedes .... makeup artist (as Agustín Caviedes)
 
Production Management
Álvaro Cortázar .... unit manager
Pablo Ramírez .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luis M. Cordero .... third assistant director (as Luis Cordero)
Txarly Llorente .... first assistant director (as Txarli Llorente)
Pablo Ruiz Alarcón .... second assistant director
Víctor Taberner .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Álvaro Cortázar .... property master
José Luis Terrón .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Jens Bønding .... sound mixer
Romain Drouillon .... french dubbing recordist
Álex F. Capilla .... assistant sound editor
Patrick Ghislain .... sound re-recording mixer
Pelayo Gutiérrez .... sound editor
Bruno Langiano .... sound effects
Manuel Peinado .... boom operator
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
 
Visual Effects by
Javier Mosqueda .... pre-visualization colorist
Javier Mosqueda .... scanner operator
 
Stunts
Ignacio Carreño .... stunt coordinator
Alberto de la Fuente .... stunts
María del Mar Morilla .... stunts
Emiliano Meilán Uribarri .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Iñigo Bach .... key grip
José Ramón Delgado .... assistant camera
José Ramón Delgado .... first assistant camera
Gontzal Domingo .... video assist operator
Elías Fernández .... gaffer
Félix Guede .... electrician
Yuko Harami .... still photographer
Carlos Herranz .... assistant Steadicam operator
Raúl Manchado .... assistant camera
Ernesto Núñez .... electrician
Chiqui Palma .... Steadicam operator
Gorka Rotaetxe .... Steadicam operator
Miguel Ruiz .... assistant Steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Ignacio Mateos .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elena Gómez .... costume assistant (as Elena Picaza)
Sofía Medem .... costume assistant
Rocío Redondo .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Chus Carrera .... assistant editor
Jesús de la Vega .... post-production coordinator
Miguel P. Gilaberte .... color timer
Javier Ugarte .... post-production
 
Music Department
Olga de Bartolomé .... music consultant
Juan Luis Grande .... conductor
Ricardo Moreno .... musician: percussion
Pablo Novoa .... musician: guitars & mandolins
Pascual Piqueras .... musician: trumpet
 
Other crew
Pablo Atienza .... production assistant
Anders Bramsen .... pre-production assistant
Beatriz Delgado .... executive production assistant
Virginia García .... production coordinator
Lola Guerrero .... script supervisor
César Mendizábal .... production assistant
René Nielsen .... executive production assistant
Eva Pico .... accountant
François Vila .... press agent
 
Thanks
Juan Carlos Calderón .... thanks
Carmen Ruiz de Huidobro .... special thanks
Juan Gordon .... thanks
Enrique López Lavigne .... thanks
Vicente Mora .... thanks
Antonio Muñoz de Mesa .... thanks
David Serrano .... thanks
Paprika Steen .... thanks
Paz Sufrategui .... thanks
Santiago Tabernero .... thanks
Amaya Uranga .... thanks
Roberto Uranga .... thanks
Roberto Álamo .... thanks
 

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91 min
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Anachronisms: 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 »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A well told story , being perfectly set in the seventies with a very good cast as Javier Camera , Candela Peña and Mads Mikkelsen, 3 January 2016
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

Set in 1973 Spain , dealing with a marriage who takes advantage of an offer to make adult films . As Alfredo Lopez" (Javier Camera), is married to "Carmen" (Candela Peña) , hairdresser and faithful wife . When it starts to go wrong his job selling encyclopedias at home , then the head of sales , Don Carlos (Juan Diego) comes up with an idea for a new product line . The company will expand its catalogue to offer an "audiovisual encyclopedia of human reproduction" , essentially 8 millimeter films of couples making love . As they are presented with the opportunity to make money doing erotic films in Super 8, which is exported to Scandinavia in the form of a false encyclopedia about reproduction in the world . Carmen agrees mainly because she has recently lost her job in a local beauty parlour . The act turns him into an aspiring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol . Being inspired by true events .

A good script with comedy , drama and fine players as Javier Camera and Candela Peña . This entertaining as well as interesting Dramedy contains crazy events , nudism , sexual scenes , amusement and absurd situations . Sitting in a strange middle ground between the completely absurd and the stylish set pieces , including various nostalgic moments , paying tribute to music and films of the seventies . It is a crazy Spanish comedy with touches of drama that offers no intellectual stimulus whatsoever , though it has some fun and hilarious moments . Humor is sometimes cheesy and gross-out with numerous naughty and picaresque situations such as sex jokes , adultery , jealousy , and erotic scenes . It partially sets the tone of the times in the seventies when had been made lots of films about nudism or ¨Destape¨. In fact , this film belongs to a nostalgic sub-genre regarding the eroticism and nudism on the mass during the thunderous 70s such as ¨Dias De Cine¨ by David Serrano and ¨Los Años Desnudos (Clasificada S)¨ by Dunia Ayoso and Felix Sabroso . Behind this title hides a story based on real events, with its director Pablo Berger makes her special tribute to cinema , with references to Bergman , the Spanish comedies , even porn. But not only accomplishes that , shows that there are many ways to do comedy without falling into vulgarity. It is an acceptable production plenty of nudism and sexual scenes , but is saved by an intelligent as well as unpretentious script with several very funny scenes . All this is achieved by comedians like Javier Cámara and Candela Peña they are the perfect combination to get laughs and tears , at the same time .

It stands out the nice acting from Javier Camera as a struggling encyclopedia salesman become porno actor and charming Candela Peña as his wife who really wants to have a child . The picture provides a passel of brief or cameo appearances such as Malena Alterio , Marivi Bilbao , Máximo Valverde , Jaime Blanch , Mariano Peña, Ana Wagener , Ramón Barea and special appearance by Carmen Machi . Evocative cinematography by Kiko De La Rica , one of the best Spanish cameramen who has photographed great titles as ¨Lucia Y el Sexo¨, ¨El Calentito¨ , ¨Witching and Bitching¨ , "A Sad Trumpet Ballad" ¨The Oxford crimes¨ , ¨Snow White¨ , among others . Lively as well as adequate musical score , plenty of wonderful songs , by Nacho Mastretta , a good professional who has composed soundtracks in a lot of famous movies such as ¨El Gran Vázquez¨ (2010) , ¨Va a Ser Nadie Es Perfecto¨ (2006) and ¨La Hija Del Cannibal¨ (2003) . The motion picture was well produced and compellingly directed by Pablo Berger , a very good Spanish movies director . A very worthy debut that demonstrated how with simple jobs can make a splendid film . The flick delivered a successful result and achieved various Goya Awards . Director Pablo Berger developed the project for some years before being able to shoot it . Pablo is a well recognized filmmaker both nationally and internationally , and in proof of it he won many prizes in several Festivals , as this his feature debut ¨Torremolinos 73¨ , as well as the excellent ¨Snow White¨ or ¨Blancanieves¨ . Rating : Above average , essential and indispensable watching for Spanish cinema fans .

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