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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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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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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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Trivia

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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

Lourdes: You ain't goin' to go anywhere.
Rafael: You are... threatening me?
Lourdes: Yes.
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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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Passport to Paradise
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Fast and funny.
30 March 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I Just can't get enough of this. I watched this movie alone the first time, then I showed it to my flat mates. Now I'm looking forward to the next time friends visit me so I can watch this movie again with them.

The thing I liked most about this movie was the extremely smooth way of telling the story. As the movie started, I almost immediately got sucked into the story by the hypnotic, yet very funny way of displaying the plot. Not only the script or the acting, but also camera, light, sound and editing - all aspects of the movie presentation where thoughtfully placed and dozed to make up the right mix for a really well made movie.

The way of telling the story is almost a story for itself. The sequence of the scenes performs twists of its own, the way they are filmed and edited adds a whole new level, a sub plot so to speak. The scene presentation, the "image", plays an important role and I'd say it's the most grave factor that makes this movie unique.

The pace of the movie (regarding the story telling style, not the plot itself) slows down towards the end to leaves space for more roughness and suspense.

I really hope to see much more of Alex del la Iglesia in the future because what I got to see yet is always getting even better.

8 out of 10.


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