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Deep Crimson (1996)

Profundo carmesí (original title)
The life of a man who preys on unsuspecting women for a living is changed when he finds an accomplice in the woman who loves and controls him.

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Arturo Ripstein
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Regina Orozco Regina Orozco ... Coral Fabre
Daniel Giménez Cacho ... Nicolás Estrella
Sherlyn Sherlyn ... Teresa (as Sherlyn González)
Giovanni Florido Giovanni Florido ... Carlitos
Fernando Palavicini Fernando Palavicini ... Don Dimas (as Fernando Soler P.)
Patricia Reyes Spíndola ... Sra. Ruelas
Alexandra Vicencio Alexandra Vicencio ... Imelda (as Alexandra Vincenzio)
Julieta Egurrola ... Juanita Norton
Esteban Soberanes Esteban Soberanes ... Barman
Gastón Melo Gastón Melo ... Ticket Seller
Juan de la Loza Juan de la Loza ... Car Salesman
Marisa Paredes ... Irene Gallardo
Rosa Furman ... Sara Silberman
Álvaro Carcaño Álvaro Carcaño ... Motel Proprietor
Paco Mauri Paco Mauri ... Mailman
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Storyline

Set in 1940s northern Mexico, this film re-tells the story of "The Lonely Hearts Killers", a famous couple of murderers who made victims of lonely and wealthy widows in the USA. Coral (Orozco) is a rotund and passionate nurse who knows handsome gigolo Nicolas Estrella (Gimenez Cacho) and falls for him immediately. Nicolas rejects her because she's not rich, but Coral is determined to get him at any cost. She abandons her children and follows the man in spite of his way of living. Together they will scheme to swindle and murder women who look for love and companions writing letters to a sentimental courier. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Hay algo que une más que el amor: el crimen.


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Country:

Mexico | France | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deep Crimson See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This story was first told in The Honeymoon Killers (1970). See more »

Quotes

Coral Fabre: Never share your sandwich with a fat woman.
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Version of The Honeymoon Killers (1970) See more »

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By the Sleepy Lagoon
Composed by Eric Coates
Jim Long Music/ASCAP
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Odd, dark, and not for everyone
24 March 2005 | by George ParkerSee all my reviews

"Deep Crimson", a subtitled Mexican film, tells of a man who uses his hair-piece, good looks, and charm to bilk mature women out of their money. When he woos a very large and homely woman longing to be loved, she divests herself of her children, insinuates herself into his life, and goes off scamming with him while pretending be his sister. The backbone of the story is the strange symbiosis which develops between the partner/lover duo as we watch their relationship grow deeper and their scheming more nefarious. A moderately entertaining though schizophrenic film, "Deep Crimson" is too much of a comedy to be taken seriously and too much of a drama to be funny. The result is a marginally engaging film which will play best to those with a taste for black comedies from south of the border. (B)


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