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Torremolinos 73 (2003)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 30 April 2003 (Spain)
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Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alfredo / Husband
... Carmen / Wife
... Don Carlos
... Juan Luis
... Magnus
... Vanessa
... José Carlos Romerales
Tom Jacobsen ... Erik
Mari-Anne Jespersen ... Frida
Bjarne Henriksen ... Lauritz
Nuria González ... Señora de Romerales
Mariví Bilbao ... Señora de Anasagasti
Germán Montaner ... Sr. Anasagasti
... Ginecólogo
Máximo Valverde ... Himself
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Storyline

Alfredo Lopez is a tired encyclopedia salesman, and Carmen is his faithful wife. The lives of this married couple change forever when the Montoya publishing house, in which Alfredo works, makes a proposal to them to make erotic films that will sold in the Scandinavian countries, under the guise of being a false encyclopedia about reproduction. Unknown to them both, Carmen has become an adult film star in the Northern countries, and a Danish crew flies in to help Alfredo make an Ingmar Bergman inspired feature film called "Torremolinos 73." Instead of a career in show business, Carmen is eager to have a baby, and the tension between the artist and his muse grows. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Comedy | Drama

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30 April 2003 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Büyük yönetmen  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€218,623 (Spain), 4 May 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,321, 17 April 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$87,385, 25 September 2005
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Goofs

Alfredo uses a silent Super 8 camera and silent film stock to shoot the movies in his flat, but when we see him watching the results on a projector some days later, the movie has sync sound that was seemingly recorded at the time of the shoot. See more »

Connections

References Adiós, cigüeña, adiós (1971) See more »

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Help
(aka "Get Some Help")
Written by Daniel Vangarde (as Vangarde) and Nelly Byl (as Byl)
Performed by Tony Ronald
© Blue Blanc Rouge Editions Soc/Zagora s.a.
Edición autorizada a Ediciones Musicales Clipper's S.L.
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Excellent!
22 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I found this to be a captivating and entertaining movie - great pains were taken to reproduce that 70's look and feel and it is totally convincing. While seemingly limited in their ambitions, the main characters are nevertheless sympathetic and there are some quirky sidekicks whose characters are fleshed out enough to be entertaining as well - everyone from the landlady, the boss, to the friend who drives. I also found myself seriously enjoying the director's X-rated version of an Ingmar Bergman film over the actual film it self. The woman doesn't have much ambition aside from being "womanly" but it is based on a true incident and hey it was the 70's in Spain.


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