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3some (2009)

Castillos de cartón (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 30 October 2009 (Spain)
In an attempt to help his friend with his impotence, Jaime sets up two friends together. But after the failure, he comes in to help. What first appeared to be just a sexual experience evolves to a full romantic relationship of 3 people.

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Nilo Zimmerman ...
Marcos (as Nilo Mur)
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Jaime (as Biel Durán)
Cristian Magaloni ...
Joaquín
Pepa Pedroche ...
Madre Maria José
Alfonso Torregrosa ...
Padre Maria José
Álvaro Aguilar ...
Hermano Jose
Patricia Plaza ...
Sandra
Adán Rodríguez ...
Compañero Marcos
Isabel Requena ...
Madre Marcos
Fernando Ripoll ...
Benjamín
Patricia Teruel ...
Maribel
Sergio Valiente ...
Miki
Diego Braguinsky ...
Profesor Pintura
Javier Aguayo ...
Angulo
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An art student surprises his classmate and fellow artist by keeping the portrait he has painted of her when she believed she would own it after it was completed. The surprising turn of events continues into a seductive love triangle between her, him and a third student. Written by Anonymous

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Amor en frío
Written by Santiago Auserón
Performed by E. Esquitino
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Painting by the Number Three
13 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

In 1980s Madrid, art student Biel Duran (as Jaime) wants beautifully scarred Adriana Ugarte (as Maria Jose) to see his etchings, but she is more smitten with tall and shy Nilo Mur (as Marcos). The two young men are buddies, and get Ms. Ugarte to come over and smoke some hash. When it becomes obvious Ugarte and Mr. Mur are mutually attracted, Mr. Duran steps out so they can be alone. He quickly returns, however, because Duran has ulterior motives. You see, Mur is impotent. So, he gets the woman turned on, then cocky Duran arrives to finish the fornication...

Duran and Ugarte copulate successfully while Mur watches. "Girls always prefer him," Duran explains, "I need handsome friends for their scraps." This leads to some questions about credulity, in my mind. The men seem to both be generally attractive guys; however, we are led to believe Duran is the homely companion to Mur the Adonis. Not buying it.

Ugarte is a great beauty, by the way, with mesmerizing nipples. Anyway... the "3Some" continue on in this manner, with Ugarte sometimes reluctant in the early encounters. Eventually, they form a non-bi sex triad. This leads to some inevitable relationship problems, especially as the three can't remain bohemian art students forever... The most interesting story thread is that Mur is more emotionally disturbed than impotent, which helps explain some things. Salvador Garcia Ruiz is a hypnotizing director, taking us along on this tricycle ride, albeit to an anticlimax.

****** Castillos de carton (10/25/09) Salvador Garcia Ruiz ~ Adriana Ugarte, Biel Duran, Nilo Mur, Pepa Pedroche


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