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Más que amor, frenesí (1996)

Not Love Just Frenzy is a fast and funny adventure through the wild Euro club scene in the style of the scandalous Pedro Almodovar! A group of hot and horny twentysomething friends looking ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancho Novo Nancho Novo ... Max
Cayetana Guillén Cuervo ... Mónica
Ingrid Rubio ... Yeye
Beatriz Santiago Beatriz Santiago ... María
Gustavo Salmerón ... Alberto
Javier Manrique ... Luis
Javier Albalá Javier Albalá ... Álex
Liberto Rabal ... David
Bibiana Fernández ... Cristina (as Bibí Andersen)
Juan Diego Botto ... Carlos
Daniel Mirabal Daniel Mirabal ... Divva
Juanfra Becerra Juanfra Becerra ... Doly
Paloma Tabasco Paloma Tabasco ... Jacky
Nuria Gallardo Nuria Gallardo ... Clara
Carlos Bardem ... Miguel
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Not Love Just Frenzy is a fast and funny adventure through the wild Euro club scene in the style of the scandalous Pedro Almodovar! A group of hot and horny twentysomething friends looking for love at Madrid's hottest disco get tangled up in a maze of wild sex, drugs and gunfights as they encounter flashy drag queens, self-absorbed gigolos and a whole host of other outrageous characters. Accompanied by a dynamite soundtrack and starring many of Spain's top young actors, including appearances by Penelope Cruz (Vanilla Sky), Javier Bardem (Before Night Falls) and Bibi Andersen (Kika) as a high-class lesbian pimp, "Not Love Just Frenzy" is too hip to miss.

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From the land of Almodovar comes a hot new film about drugs, sex & everything else! See more »

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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 November 1996 (Spain) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Dolby Digital

Color:

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1.85 : 1
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Llorando por tí
Written by Xasqui Ten and Eduardo Posada
Performed by Minerva
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More than love, freneshi...t
2 March 2010 | by Doktor HackenbushSee all my reviews

This movie is terribly bad. I don't know how this ¿script? passed any kind of selection. I must say that it is under the level of the actors in the movie, and, believe me, that's not easy. It's really sad to see that not one, but ¡three! directors, with all their talent together, are unable to overcome the level of shame.

In the beginning, Nancho Novo's faces, remembering some sexual-criminal scene, already promises the absurd and bad-done development of the rest of the movie. The mixture of Madrid's "movida" and the deep feelings and the thriller atmosphere is really pathetic. The personal stories of the characters have been seen thousand times before, although the directors show them as very interesting and full of deep passion. The violent ending adds more absurd stupidity to the plot.

Anyway, it's not a surprise to see how bad this film is. It is part of a sort of genre of Spanish bad movies, trying to imitate Almodovar's model, believing that filming sex, gay ambient, drugs and frenetic passions makes a movie a good movie. Unfortunately for these three directors, if you have a stupid story nothing works. And I guess that's what they will always have in their (I hope short) careers.


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