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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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Official Sites:

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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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Technical Specs

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 Lonely Hearts (1991) See more »

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By the Sleepy Lagoon
Composed by Eric Coates
Jim Long Music/ASCAP
Courtesy of Desert Island Records
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Remake of Honeymoon Killers
5 March 2018 | by billcr12See all my reviews

This is a remake of the Honeymoon Killers from 1969. Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck were a couple who were a perfectly matched couple. They met through a lonely hearts club and it was kismet. Ray was able to seduce lonely older women and brought along Martha posing as his sister. The American version is better, with a Smiling young Tony LoBianco as Ray and Shirley Stoler as Martha. The Mexican version also features fine actors and it is a decent remake. The true story is amazing and viewers should read it before seeing the films based on the tale. Deep Crimson has a made up ending, but it works anyway. The true story ended in my childhood hometown of Ossining NY. I do recommend it to fellow true crime aficionados.


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