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A Perfect Couple (1998)

Una pareja perfecta (original title)
Forty-two-year-old Lorenzo finds himself out of work. Through an ad placed in the local newspaper, he gets a job as a helping hand for an aging homosexual poet who can barely manage on his ... See full summary »

Director:

Francesc Betriu

Writers:

Rafael Azcona, Miguel Delibes (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Resines ... Lorenzo
José Sazatornil ... Don Tadeo (as Jose Sazatornil 'Saza')
Kiti Mánver ... Anita (as Kiti Manver)
Chus Lampreave ... Doña Cuca
Ramón Barea ... Melecio (as Ramon Barea)
Mabel Lozano ... Faustina
Lucía Jiménez ... Sonia (as Lucia Jimenez)
Daniel Guzmán ... Terry (as Daniel Guzman)
Pepe Viyuela ... Adrián
Pedro Mari Sánchez ... Silvio (as Pedro Mari Sanchez)
Luis Ciges ... Partenio
Antonio Canal Antonio Canal ... Toni
Josep Maria Pou ... Presidente (as Jose Mª Pou)
Quique Camoiras Quique Camoiras ... Ovejero
Fernando Vivanco Fernando Vivanco ... José Antonio
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Forty-two-year-old Lorenzo finds himself out of work. Through an ad placed in the local newspaper, he gets a job as a helping hand for an aging homosexual poet who can barely manage on his own. From this moment on, Lorenzo juggles his strange line of work with the life he leads alongside his long-suffering wife and his secret encounters with Faustina, his lover. Everything goes awry from one day to the next due, amongst other things, to some compromising photos and an unexpected funeral. Written by Lolafilms

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Me voy con Mario
Music by Roque Baños
Lyrics by Emilio de Felipe and Roberto Villar
Performed by La Tuna de Alcalá de Henares
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A perfect couple
9 July 2009 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Poor Lorenzo, an unemployed Spaniard, whose wife, Anita, insists in feeding him a store bought instant soup because it is the sponsor of a television contest searching for the perfect couple. They have been married for some time, but the thrill of their union is gone. Hope comes in the way of Don Tadeo, an older jeweler, who needs a person to help him do things he can't do for himself. This old man has illusions of being the next recipient of the Nobel prize of literature, Lorenzo, who needs an income, goes along. To make matters worse, there is a hint that Tadeo is gay.

Lorenzo meets a woman at a party who turns out to be a gold digger. She gives the man sex in exchange for money. Unfortunately, she had other plans for Lorenzo, like blackmail. Everything comes to a head and Lorenzo's life becomes hell as Anita learns about his escapades.

"Una pareja perfecta" directed by Francesc Betriu, is based on a novel by Miguel Delibes. The adaptation doesn't go anywhere because it is predictable. Antonio Resines is Lorenzo, the poor guy whose world comes crashing down on him. Veteran Jose Sazatornil is Don Tadeo. The excellent Chus Lampreave plays Don Tadeo's sister Dona Cuca.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 June 1998 (Spain) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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