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La pasión turca (1994)

Desideria, a married Spanish woman who has a quite boring and hidden sex-life, goes to Istanbul where she meets Yaman, a Turkish tourist guide, who makes her discover new physical experiences.

Director:

Vicente Aranda

Writers:

Vicente Aranda, Antonio Gala (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ana Belén ... Desideria / Ramiro's wife
Georges Corraface ... Yaman / guide
Ramon Madaula ... Ramiro / Desideria's husband
Silvia Munt ... Laura / Arturo's wife
Helio Pedregal Helio Pedregal ... Arturo / Laura's husband
Blanca Apilánez Blanca Apilánez ... Felisa / Marcelo's wife
Francis Lorenzo Francis Lorenzo ... Marcelo / Felisa's husband
Loles León ... Paulina / Embassy official
Rasim Öztekin Rasim Öztekin ... Carpetshop owner / Hermano de Yaman-Yaman's brother
Güzin Özipek Güzin Özipek ... Madre de Yaman / Yaman's Mother
Patrick Guillemin Patrick Guillemin ... Denis / Businessman
Laura Mañá Laura Mañá ... Blanche / Denis' Secretary
Cem Baseski Cem Baseski ... Alain / Denis' assistant (as Cem Baseskioglu)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claude Brosset Claude Brosset ... Hombre Gordo / Fat Man
Susana Buen Susana Buen ... Enfermera / Nurse
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Storyline

Desideria, a married Spanish woman who has a quite boring and hidden sex-life, goes to Istanbul where she meets Yaman, a Turkish tourist guide, who makes her discover new physical experiences.

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 December 1994 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Paixão Turca See more »

Filming Locations:

Cappadoccia, Turkey See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Antonio Gala publicly expressed his great dissatisfaction with the movie, arguing Vicente Aranda simplified the meaning of his novel. See more »

Quotes

Yaman: Our baths ladies and gentlemen are famous throughout the world. When you were still in the dark middle ages, we lived in a world of pleasures and voluptuousness.
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Soundtracks

El beso
Written by Fernando Moraleda and Adrián Ortega
Arranged by Manuel Salinger
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Pretty dreadful
5 June 2006 | by Dr_NightflySee all my reviews

There is some merit in setting up a troubled character, whose drab life and misfortunate marriage are made self evident to her when she meets the closest thing to a stereotypical stallion on a trip to Istanbul, but, apart from rare and not too well used embryonic ideas, this movie fails to deliver in a most disappointing way.

It could have been a lot better, had the dialogues been made more credible, had the protagonist's "madness" been depicted with more undertones and a lot more finesse. I am sorry I spent a good part of an evening on it. Characters do not go any further than superficial and - I am afraid - stereotypical. Situations always seem a little bit beyond my willingness to suspend my disbelief, turning this movie into what I consider a serious flop.

Hope others saw more in it than I did, because I really saw very little merit in the efforts profused to make a potentially interesting Spanish/Turkish romance into film.


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