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Jorge Guerricaechevarría (screenplay) &
Álex de la Iglesia (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 October 2004 (Spain) See more »
A Wicked Good Time! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
4 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Outstanding black comedy See more (31 total) »


  (in credits order)
Guillermo Toledo ... Rafael González

Mónica Cervera ... Lourdes
Luis Varela ... Don Antonio Fraguas

Enrique Villén ... Comisario Campoy

Fernando Tejero ... Alonso

Javier Gutiérrez ... Jaime

Kira Miró ... 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
Javier Jurdao ... Tipo 1
Manuel Tallafé ... Tipo 2
Isidro Montalvo ... Profesor
Paco Churruca ... Presentador TV
Javier Aranda ... Policia en camisa
Juan Viadas ... Julián
Carolo Ruiz ... Vendedor de coches
Héctor Gómez ... Vendedor 1
José María Sacristán ... Rodolfo (as Sacris)
Marta Bódalo ... Dependienta agencia de viajes

Carmen Ruiz ... Dependienta video

María Alfonsa Rosso ... Clienta hurto
Luis Bellido ... Don Emilio
Fernando Moraleda ... Barragán
Isabel Osca ... Doña Asunción
Juan Duque ... Policía 1
Isa Romero ... Karmele
Alicia Álvarez ... Sonia
Ines Maria Guzman ... Señora Enfadada
Helena Carrión ... Dependienta de Perfumeria
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Lobos Negros ... Doble Elvis (as Luis Martín Gil)
Piero Verzello ... Cliente Perfumeria
Ana Campoy ... Payaso (uncredited)
Ramón Churruca ... Minero (uncredited)
Amaya Díez ... Mujer bajando escaleras mecánicas (uncredited)
Álex Gadea ... (uncredited)
Cristóbal Garrido ... Payaso (uncredited)
Marilo Muñoz ... Dependienta (uncredited)
Hilario Pino ... Presentador (uncredited)
Miguel Ángel Refoyo ... Payaso Bailarín (uncredited)
Óscar Sueiro ... Extra (uncredited)
Javier J. Valencia ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Álex de la Iglesia  (as Alex de la Iglesia)
Writing credits
Jorge Guerricaechevarría (screenplay) (as Jorge Guerricaechevarria) &
Álex de la Iglesia (screenplay) (as Alex de la Iglesia)

Produced by
Jesus Bilbao .... associate producer
Álex de la Iglesia .... producer
Roberto Di Girolamo .... producer
Gustavo Ferrada .... producer
Vérane Frédiani .... associate producer
Juanma Pagazaurtundua .... line producer
Franck Ribière .... associate producer
Original Music by
Roque Baños 
Cinematography by
José L. Moreno 
Film Editing by
Alejandro Lázaro 
Casting by
Amaya Díez  (as Amaya Diez)
Mamen Moya 
Art Direction by
José Luis Arrizabalaga 
Biaffra  (as Arturo García 'Biaffra')
Costume Design by
Paco Delgado 
Makeup Department
José Quetglás .... makeup artist
Pedro Rodríguez .... special makeup effects artist (as Pedro Rodriguez 'Pederati')
Nieves Sánchez .... hair stylist
Production Management
Imanol Echeverría .... unit manager
Juanma Pagazaurtundua .... production manager
Ander Sistiaga .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pepo Barreiro .... second assistant director
Francisco Barrionuevo .... additional third assistant director
Telmo Esnal .... assistant director
Jon Espel .... second assistant director
Carmen Fernández Paz .... trainee assistant director
Hugo Stuven .... trainee assistant director (as Hugo Stuven Casasnovas)
Art Department
Imanol Echeverría .... property master (as Imanol Etxeberría)
Imanol Echeverría .... property master
Matteo Mariotti .... assistant art director
Diego Rodríguez Lobalzo .... assistant property master (as Diego Rodríguez)
Sound Department
Sergio Bürmann .... sound
Jaime Fernández .... re-recording mixer
Raúl García Cabrerizo .... boom operator
Carlos Schmukler .... supervising sound editor
Luis Sánchez Giner .... assistant sound
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
Special Effects by
David Ambit .... special effects
Antonio Molina .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Nike Alonso .... visual effects producer
Manuel Barrero .... digital restoration: Fotofilm Madrid
Félix Bergés .... visual effects supervisor
Eduardo Díaz .... digital compositor
Guillermo Orbe .... digital compositor
Thorsten Rienth .... digital compositor
Rubén Sanz .... visual effects producer
Rafa Solorzano .... digital compositor
Carlos Trijueque .... digital compositor
Álvaro Hernández Arriero .... stunt coordinator
Cuco Usín .... stunt double: Mónica Cervera
Camera and Electrical Department
Saturnino Beltrán .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Miguel Ángel Cárdenas .... gaffer
Mónica de Pascalis .... still photographer
Gontzal Domingo .... second assistant camera (additional)
Armando Díaz .... key grip
Sonia Eguren .... second assistant camera
Alberto García Casado .... electrician
Álvaro García .... camera intern
Josu Inchaustegui .... camera operator
Imanol Nabea .... assistant camera
Pipo Rivas .... electrician
Juanjo Sánchez .... camera operator: "b" camera
Juanjo Sánchez .... steadicam operator
Casting Department
Pilar Moya .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paco Delgado .... wardrobe supervisor
Sonia Isla .... set costumer: principals
Editorial Department
Natalia López Quesada .... second assistant editor
Miguel P. Gilaberte .... digital intermediate colorist
Cristina Pastor .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ginés Carrión .... assistant orchestrator
Ginés Carrión .... music copyist
Dave Jewerén Moore .... scoring pro tools engineer
Irene Vinader .... assistant music engineer
José Vinader .... score recording & mixing
Other crew
Ana Alba .... production crew: Sogecine
Piti Alonso .... press attache
Eduardo Chapero-Jackson .... production crew: Sogecine
Michéle De Angelis .... finance and business affairs manager: development
Daniel de Juan .... second production assistant: Barcelona
Fabio Diéguez .... animal trainer coordinator
Urko Errazquin .... marketing
Natalia Escanciano .... trainee production assistant: Madrid
Nuria García Atienza .... production crew: Sogecine (as Nuria García)
Rosa García Merino .... publicity director
Purificación García .... production secretary
Teresa García .... production assistant
Javilón Gómez .... second production assistant: Madrid
Susana Herreras .... production crew: Sogecine
Jessica Junyent .... translator
Mario Locurcio .... italian publicist
Luis Ruiz Nevado .... trainee production assistant: Seville
Jorge Núñez .... trainee production assistant: Seville
Elena Saz Orozco .... trainee production assistant: Madrid (as Elena Saz-Orozco)
Francisco Sánchez Ortiz .... marketing
David Sánchez .... press attache
Simón de Santiago .... international sales (uncredited)
Ramón Churruca .... thanks (as Ramon Churruca)
Sancho Gracia .... thanks
Luis Lobos Negros .... thanks (as Luis 'Lobos Negros')
Pepón Montero .... thanks (as Pepon Montero)
Hilario Pino .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Crimen ferpecto" - Spain (original title)
"Ferpect Crime" - International (English title)
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105 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Rafael:And... I try to be humble. But I just can't!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Seabiscuit (2003)See more »
Speedo DomingoSee more »


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27 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Outstanding black comedy, 1 November 2004
Author: newland80 from Vitoria, Spain

After his latest experiment with new genres (no less than a western) with "800 balas", Álex de la Iglesia goes back to his habitual black comedies and proves he is still in top form. "Crimen ferpecto" is probably his most accomplished film so far, and surely the funniest.

Looking back at his oeuvre, there are very good films ("La comunidad" is still his best) but also average ones ("Muertos de risa" had its edge, but was pointless). "Crimen ferpecto" is the deserving follow-up to "La Comunidad", after the failure of "800 balas", and keeps showing the evolution of the director/writer towards creative maturity.

Guillermo Toledo plays Rafael, de la Iglesia's best leading male character so far. He is at his best playing this womanizer in trouble, elegant, seductive and utterly charming. He is accompanied by Mónica Cervera, who will certainly break through in this film after his impressive turn as a retarded young woman in "Piedras". She plays the wicked witch of the men's department, ugly, manipulative, evil but yet a character one can sympathize with.

The high point of this comedy is certainly the part in which the couple visits the girl's family (Gracia Olayo is brilliant in a bit part as Lourdes' mother), the audience could hardly stop laughing. The rest of the footage combines lighter comedy, dark comedy, thriller and even a little share of action.

It's a shame, however, that I could not be pleased by the ending. It's difficult to find a satisfying ending when one has sympathized with both Rafael and Lourdes, who both have played the roles of "good" and "bad" in turns. Eventually both of them get what they deserve, but is life really like that? I expected an edgier ending, but still appreciated "Crimen ferpecto" as one of the best comedies of the year.

Overall rating: 8/10

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