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Test of Love (1994)

Pruebas de amor (original title)
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Claudia Ramírez
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(as Demian Bichir)
César Bono
Lorena Herrera
Alejandra Meyer
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12 December 1994 (Mexico)  »

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Proof of love
17 December 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

People living intense love relationships are sometimes asked to test the way they feel. Sometimes, the things they ask of one another can be far fetched and will carry dire consequences, as it's the case with Arturo and Carmen, a young Mexican couple having a passionate love affair. Carmen is jealous of a blonde student that she feels has her eyes set on taking Arturo away from her.

Carmen dares Arturo to get in her house late one night and write how much he loves with his own blood on her bathroom mirror. Later, the two lovers who are fascinated with morbid aspects of "Romeo and Juliette", decide as another proof of their love to take sleeping pills. The last test comes in as Arturo seduces the blonde to a couples' motel and Carmen also takes a young man who has been after her. Arturo and Carmen finally prove to one another how deep is their love.

Jorge Prior, the director of this 1994 Mexican film shows originality in the way he presents this cautionary tale about the extremes some people go when they are blinded by love and the desire of eliminate the world around them. This black comedy was an unexpected surprise. Mr. Prior shows he has an eye for this type of comedies.

Damian Bichir, a Mexican actor who is always interesting to watch, does an convincing job as Arturo, a young man so in love, he can't see what the consequence of his actions will lead him into. Claudia Ramirez is also good as Carmen, the fickle girl who wants Arturo about everything and will do all in her power to eliminate whatever obstacle that takes her away from her man. Lorena Herrera and Cesar Bono are seen in minor roles.


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