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Peppermint Frappé (1967)

Julian, a middle-aged single doctor, meets his childhood friend Pablo again. The latter is back from Africa and has just married a beautiful young blonde, Elena. Julian falls in love with ... See full summary »

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Carlos Saura
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Cast

Cast overview:
Geraldine Chaplin ... Elena / Ana
José Luis López Vázquez ... Julián
Alfredo Mayo ... Pablo
Emiliano Redondo ... Arturo
Ana María Custodio ... Julián's mother
María José Charfole María José Charfole ... Child
Francisco Venegas Francisco Venegas ... Child
Pedro Luis Lozano Pedro Luis Lozano ... Child
Víctor Manuel Moreno Víctor Manuel Moreno ... Child
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Storyline

Julian, a middle-aged single doctor, meets his childhood friend Pablo again. The latter is back from Africa and has just married a beautiful young blonde, Elena. Julian falls in love with her and tries to seduce her, but she mockingly pushes him away from her. He then finds that Ana, his nurse, bears a troubling resemblance to Elena. He decides to gradually transform Ana into Elena... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

7 November 1968 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Borsmenta koktél See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

During the visit to the museum, a painting titled «Brigitte Bardot» can be seen. The painting was made by Antonio Saura, one of the most important Spanish artists of the 20th Century and brother of the director. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, Julian removes an LP from it's sleeve and places it on the turntable. The LP has a black RCA Nipper and speaker label but the sleeve has the distinctive yellow logo of Deutsche Grammophon records. See more »

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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Misterio de Elche
Arranged by Óscar Esplá
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powerful, haunting,a great work by saura
25 December 1998 | by hooshiSee all my reviews

A very proper, very religious and very conservative doctor is infatuated by his best friend's free spirited wife, who in turn is faithful to his liberal husband Spain during Franco.but this is far from everyday love triangle melodrama ,since this is only a metaphor for Spain during Franco . How does a man belonging and believing in a repressive society act? Magnificent performance by Geraldine Chaplin makes this film one of the best I have seen of Carlos Saura.Not surprisingly, the film is dedicated to Luis Bunuel.


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