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El Crimen Perfecto (The Perfect Crime) (2004)
"Crimen ferpecto" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Thriller  |  22 October 2004 (Spain)
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Rafael is the best salesman in the biggest department store of Madrid. He is a fascinating man; all his colleagues fell in love with him. He tries to live a high-standard life. He is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guillermo Toledo ...
Rafael González
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Lourdes
Luis Varela ...
Don Antonio Fraguas
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Comisario Campoy
Fernando Tejero ...
Alonso
Javier Gutiérrez ...
Jaime
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Roxanne
Rosario Pardo ...
Señora despistada
Gracia Olayo ...
Concha
José Alias ...
Matías
Penélope Velasco ...
Susana
Montse Mostaza ...
Helena (as Montserrat Mostaza)
Eduardo Gómez ...
Taxista
Enrique Martínez ...
Pepón
Alicia Andújar ...
Desiree
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Storyline

Rafael is the best salesman in the biggest department store of Madrid. He is a fascinating man; all his colleagues fell in love with him. He tries to live a high-standard life. He is definitely ambitious and aspires to be the new head of sales on his floor. But he has to beat Don Antonio: the best salesman in the man wearing sector. Competition gets harder and harder, until Rafael kills Don Antonio! Lourdes, the ugliest woman in the store, unexpectedly helps Rafael to hide the corpse, but her help isn't for free. Rafael will soon start considering a new crime. A new perfect crime. Written by 1felco

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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22 October 2004 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

El Crimen Perfecto (The Perfect Crime)  »

Box Office

Budget:

€4,750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,059,688 (Spain) (22 October 2004)

Gross:

$1,974,985 (Spain) (29 October 2004)
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Trivia

In a 2005 interview, director Álex de la Iglesia said that the name of the movie "Crimen Perfecto" ("Perfect Crime") is an homage to Dial M for Murder (1954), which is known in Spain as "Crimen Perfecto" ("Perfect Crime"). Also, 'Dial M for Murder' is one of the movies Rafael bought to plan the crime. See more »

Goofs

The inspector pulls Don Antonio's bridgework out of the hot furnace on a shovel, picks it off the shovel with tweezers, and drops it into a plastic bag. It should have melted the bag! See more »

Quotes

Rafael: And... I try to be humble. But I just can't!
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Crazy Credits

Initial credits are written on different papers which are sometimes on the wrong order and then rearrange (Fernando Tejero initially appears as Fernando Rojete; see Dick Van Dyke credit in 'Mary Poppins'). The title initially appears as Crimen Perfecto, and then rearranges to Crimen Ferpecto. See more »

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Dusty Road
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Fast, funny, well interpreted
15 April 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Now, this movie is not going to mark the history of dark comedy cinema, but believe me it's waaay better than a whole lot of stuff that has been strewn around by USA, French and Italian makers lately. The pacing is fast, well kept though with a few ludicrously foreseeable passages; the cast is really good in painting the characters, almost all of them well performed and denoted, in landscaping the interpersonal relations and the working environment, in adding the zest of surreality which makes the good of the movie but -at the same time- avoiding the downfall into clownesque. Indeed, there is a clear directorial decision to remove this movie from the "credibility" section, to the surreal/grand-guignol/grotesque side, but the operation is successful, if you do not mind...and if you know where the "FerPecto" inversion comes from, then you'll enjoy it. The very end is indeed below the expectations that the plot built, but you won't guess it in advance.


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