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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

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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 »

Connections

References Vertigo (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Peppermint Frappé
AKA "The Incredible Miss Perryman"
Written by Teddy Bautista (uncredited)
Performed by Los Canarios
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almost worthy to bunuel
6 January 2000 | by bgilchSee all my reviews

Anyone familiar with Bunuel will find a treat of similar proportions in Peppermint Frappe's fascinating study of a fetishistic mind. This film is so carefully gripping that its mild-manneredness hides its thriller nature; instead, the film favours a meticulous reconstruction of a man's past desire projected into a vertiginous present he now creates. For all the layered desire and sexual tension, however, it is the subtle power of sublimation that works best. Consider the long, breath-taking seduction scene of the radiologist, the nurse & the rowing machine. The art direction is excellent and the opening credit music is great. Where the film loses its edge is in the direction, which is not as skilled as that of the dedicatee. This is more noticeable at the end, where the camera movement gives way to freeform and has a very dated late 60's look. A pivotal song in the film is likewise hard to take seriously. Still, the film is mesmerizing & scenic, & Jose of the 4 names- the radiologist, gives a tremendously controlled performance. It's his film and he carries it brilliantly. Ana, the nurse, is excellently portrayed as well. Overall, fascinating but not sharp enough


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