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Sólo con Tu Pareja (1991)

Sólo con tu pareja (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 25 December 1992 (Mexico)
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A womanizer is falsely diagnosed with AIDS by a jealous lover and falls in love with a woman equally suicidal as he.

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón

Writers:

Alfonso Cuarón (screenplay), Carlos Cuarón (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Giménez Cacho ... Tomás Tomás
Claudia Ramírez Claudia Ramírez ... Clarisa Negrete
Luis de Icaza Luis de Icaza ... Mateo Mateos
Astrid Hadad ... Teresa de Teresa
Dobrina Cristeva Dobrina Cristeva ... Silvia Silva (as Dobrina Liubomirova)
Isabel Benet ... Gloria Gold
Toshirô Hisaki Toshirô Hisaki ... Takeshi
Carlos Nakasone Carlos Nakasone ... Koyi
Ricardo Dalmacci ... Carlos
Claudia Fernández Claudia Fernández ... Lucía
Luz María Jerez ... Paola
Nevil Wilton Nevil Wilton ... Pasmal
John Keys John Keys ... Absolut Boozer
Raúl Valerio Raúl Valerio ... Guardian at Torre Latinoamericana
Monserrat Ontiveros ... Mrs. Panza
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Storyline

Yuppie and womanizer Tomas is caught in a trap when falsely diagnosed with A.I.D.S. by Silvia, a nurse who finds herself cheated by the young Casanova. Looking for a quick death (putting his head into a microwave oven) Tomas falls in love with Clarisa, a beautiful stewardess who is also suicidal because her boyfriend is having a love affair with a blonde stewardess from Continental Airlines. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

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Release Date:

25 December 1992 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Sólo con Tu Pareja See more »

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Mexico See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,921, 24 September 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,074, 1 October 2006
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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First feature film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. See more »

Quotes

Mateo Mateos: Audaces fortuna iuvat, man.
Tomás Tomás: Who taught you all that bullshit?
Mateo Mateos: The Jesuits. Why?
Tomás Tomás: Just Wondering.
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Referenced in Popcorn (1991) See more »

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Love and Hysteria
29 March 2011 | by juliantheapostateSee all my reviews

"Solo con tu pareja" or "Love in the Time of Hysteria" is an at-times outrageously funny black sex comedy from director Alfonso Cuarón. Its themes include the possibility of finding true love and the impact of AIDS on people's sex lives and psyches. This was especially timely in 1991 when AIDS was only beginning to fully enter public consciousness, but of course, it remains an important issue. The story itself, although I won't go into details, is clever and fulfilling. The performance of the cast is very good, especially Daniel Cacho, who is very believable as the perennial casanova Tomás Tomás, and Claudia Ramírez, who plays the pert, sultry flight attendant, Clarisa. Reminding me of Nabokov's Humbert Humbert, Cuarón plays with double names of many characters, including the cut-up doctor Mateos Mateos and his wife Teresa de Teresa. The editing is done in such a way that the film felt lived-in, familiar, as if life was going on inside it. For instance, the first time we meet the doctor and his wife, Tomás calls them and we see them out of the window, showing that they live in an adjacent apartment and are good friends. The cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki is beautiful, with very fine tracking shots, like the opening scene or in the woods at the wedding.


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