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Rojo sangre (2004)

Veteran actor Pablo Thevenet has no luck: His daughter has been murdered, his wife has left him, he finds no job and his agent wants to leave him - current directors will never give him a ... See full summary »

Director:

Christian Molina

Writer:

Paul Naschy (as Jacinto Molina)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Naschy ... Pablo Thevenet
Bibiana Fernández ... Dora Grizzel (as Bibiana Fernandez)
Menh-Wai Trinh Menh-Wai Trinh ... Tic-Tac (as Menh Wai)
Miguel del Arco ... Señor Reficul
José Lifante ... Camilo
Teresa Manresa Teresa Manresa ... Berenice
Guillermo Montesinos ... Herr Fuchs
Francisco Algora Francisco Algora ... Martin Argote (as Paco Algora)
Saturnino García ... Vendedor de cuchillos
Vicente Gil ... Enrique Arjona
Laura Manzanedo Laura Manzanedo ... Yola
Carles Arquimbau Carles Arquimbau ... Ramiro
Pep Torrents ... Bruto Rovira (as Pep Torrens)
Héctor Claramunt Héctor Claramunt ... Director de cásting
Loren Darío Loren Darío ... Auxiliar de cásting
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Veteran actor Pablo Thevenet has no luck: His daughter has been murdered, his wife has left him, he finds no job and his agent wants to leave him - current directors will never give him a role. He hates current talentless stars on TV talk shows. Suddenly, he finds some job - as a living sculpture in a whore house working for a Mr. Reficul and his transsexual assistant Dora Grizzel. Pablo becomes an artistic murderer, searching for those he thinks responsible of his current state. He also meets job partner Tic-Tac, an ex-prostitute who will sympathize with Pablo. Pablo also attracts the attention of unusual producer Ambrose Fuch, who wants him to act and direct movies. Everybody seems to have something to hide - including serial killer Pablo. Written by Skippy Farlstendoiro

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

23 April 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Rojo Sangre See more »

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Canonigo Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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When Pablo (Paul Naschy) mentions the movies he has made, most of them are from Naschy's own filmography. See more »

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References Cross of the Devil (1975) See more »

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Naschy does "Death Wish"?
28 June 2018 | by jadavixSee all my reviews

In "Rojo Sangre", that god of Eurohorror, Paul Naschy, plays a thinly veiled analogue of himself as an actor in the twilight of his career. At one stage he lists some of the movies he has made, and Naschy fans will instantly recognize many films from Naschy's own career. Sadly, as Naschy is here portraying an actor whose career has gone to seed, those titles aren't the only glaring reference to the actor's real life.

Pablo Thevenets is an actor who the world has sidelined due to his age. He is ridiculed by casting directors, all younger than him, who regard him as a relic of a bygone and embarrassing era. When he finally lands a role, it is humiliating, and doesn't even involve acting on stage or screen: rather, he is relegated to dressing as macabre historical figures in front of a restaurant - and generally in the pooring rain while passers-by jeer at him.

This job pays well, but for Thevenets - who has recently lost his daughter to murder and wife to another man - it is a final straw, and it begins to feel a bit like Naschy does "Death Wish", only with the criminals being puffed up showbiz hacks. Before we take Thevenets as a Paul Kersey clone, however, there is also the fact of his new boss, Mr Reficul, and what that name spells when reversed.

This is all, of course, a treat for Naschy fans, for whom "Rojo sangre" is unmissable. If you have never seen a Naschy film, this one might not sell you completely - there are a ton of films from his back catalogue that are required viewing for anyone who is interested, particularly "El Caminante", "Night of the Werewolf", "Inquisicion", "Panic Beats", "Horror Rises from the Tomb", "The People Who Own the Dark", "The Werewolf Woman Versus the Vampire Woman". "Rojo Sangre" is a fans-only must-watch, but is a must-watch, nonetheless.


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