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Ruleta (1999)

Five housewives drink coffee together in a kitchen. They talk about supermarket special offers while playing Russian roulette.

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Roberto Santiago
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Aitana Sánchez-Gijón ... Mujer 4
Loles León ... Mujer 5
Mirta Ibarra ... Mujer 2
Mapi Sagaseta Mapi Sagaseta ... Mujer 3
Blanca Rodríguez Blanca Rodríguez ... Mujer 1
Eddy Murphy Jr. Eddy Murphy Jr. ... Bebé
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Five housewives drink coffee together in a kitchen. They talk about supermarket special offers while playing Russian roulette.

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russian roulette | See All (1) »

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El Tango de Ruleta
Written by Christian Johansen
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Frightening and Fascinating and Weirdly Fun
25 February 2000 | by havanadanySee all my reviews

Okay, the last time I had to cringe through a Russian roulette scene occurred in "The Deer Hunter." Remember Walken? Remember there being a valid (sort of) reason for his playing the game? In this short, the housewives play Russian roulette because they're bored. As strange as this sounds, there is a realism to it I cannot explain. They play the game as they go about the regular conversational circles of a group of Spanish housewives (I know this personally, being a product of Spanish upbringing). Mirta Ibarra stands out in particular as the only clue explaining motivations behind their playing the crazy game: the 3 for 2 sales in the supermarkets as a metaphor for how women are duped. Though Ibarra rants her way through this in characteristic manner (did you see "Hasta Cierto Punto"? ot how about "Guantanamera"? or "Fresa y Chocolate" all by her late hubby Gutierrez Alea). Find this movie (it's a freebie on a few internet movie websites) and watch it. It will remain in the mind a long time after the 20 minutes are up.


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Country:

Spain | Canada

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 July 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Rouleta See more »

Filming Locations:

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

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Dolby SR

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Color
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