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El Crimen Perfecto (The Perfect Crime) (2004)

Crimen ferpecto (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 22 October 2004 (Spain)
An ambitious salesman will do anything for that big promotion he's been chasing, but inevitably he will learn that there is no such thing as the perfect crime.

Director:

(as Alex de la Iglesia)

Writers:

(screenplay) (as Jorge Guerricaechevarria), (screenplay) (as Alex de la Iglesia)
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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
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Alonso
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Release Date:

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)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Several of the clowns and journalists in the last scene are really fans of Álex de la Iglesia. They were invited by the director himself for supporting him through his official website. 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: That would slowly became a game with only one rule: If I don't do whatever she says, then she'll call to the police.
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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 »

Connections

References Bandits (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Pomp and Circumstance
Composed by Edward Elgar (as Sir Edward Elgar)
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Hollywood, try to learn!
20 April 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

And obviously try not to copy... What about this movie? I loved it! De La Iglesia hit perfectly the target using very well Spanish actors playing style. Spanish language, if well managed, allows movie to get a fast sequence of dialogs and scenes, that fits well black comedy style. I usually like all Spanish movies, that always bring all enthusiastic feelings of the recent country welfare. Spanish society deeply enjoy democratic and rich lifestyle, and Spanish movies communicate its happiness to the world. Raphael character reflects "Spanish dream", i.e. reaching success (such as "american dream") and also deeply enjoy life! Lourdes is a "clichè" of modern Spanish movies: the ugly, determined and sexual woman, who desires to be loved and struggle to obtain it. This movie is another strong lesson to the worldwide filmmakers: you don't need enormous budget to have a great movie: simply pick a good screenplay, good actors and manage all in the right way. Then you have to add some spices: foolish characters (Lourdes family) and grotesque elements (inspector squinting, the accident in Luna Park). Then put all together in the good environment (the shop: a little world that represent all characters life) and you have a magic movie!


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