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Los años desnudos (Clasificada S) (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 24 October 2008 (Spain)
A witty look at three actresses working in soft porn cinema in a country waking up after 40 years of repression.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Candela Peña ... Sandra Valle
Goya Toledo ... Lina Mora
Mar Flores Mar Flores ... Eva Millán
Luis Zahera ... Ángel Mota
Antonio de la Torre ... Marcos Viela
Julio Vélez Julio Vélez ... Sergio Millán
Jorge Calvo ... Rafa Sevilla
Malena Gutiérrez ... Maquilladora
Helena Martín Helena Martín ... Susi
Jorge Monje Jorge Monje ... Pijo 1
Carmen Losa Carmen Losa ... Madre de Sandra
Juan Viadas Juan Viadas ... Padre de Sandra
Ana Wagener ... Asistenta
Julio Cabañas Julio Cabañas ... Camarero bar menú
Ángel Burgos Ángel Burgos ... Fotógrafo
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A witty look at three actresses working in soft porn cinema in a country waking up after 40 years of repression.

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Comedy | Drama

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Drama set in the seventies with a trio of sympathetic actresses : Candela Peña , Goya Toledo and Mar Flores
15 August 2015 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Mediocre acting, silly story and adequate cinematography in a regularly directed film . Average and cheesy film dealing with a witty as well downbeat look at actors , actresses , producers , filmmakers working in soft porn cinema or rated ¨S¨ in a country waking up after 40 years of repression . Set in Spain of the 70s , it deals with the soft-core porn Bizzness in Spain that sprang up after Franco was gone . Concerning three unfortunate actress (Mar Flores , Candela Peña , Goya Toledo) who attempt to achieve a hit in big screen , but only get to be hired by producers to nude them and to make love with . As they are hired by a powerful producer (Luis Zahera) and a filmmaker (Antonio De La Torre) , expert on erotic movies . The plot of the movies they are shooting concern about sub-genres of the seventies such as ¨Nunexploitation¨, ¨WIP¨ (women in prison) , and , of course , erotic or , soft-core or rated ¨S¨ .

This disconcerting as well as embarrassing drama contains crazy events , nudism , sexual scenes , amusement , disco-parties and tragical situations . The picture packs strong happenings , though surprisingly little sex and no violence , with exception some scenes played by Candela Peña who continuously shows her body . Sitting in a strange middle ground between the engaging description of a problematic epoch and the stylish set pieces , including enjoyable songs of the seventies and eighties played by famous singers such as ¨Baccara¨ . It is a passable but middling Spanish drama that offers no intellectual stimulus whatsoever , though it has hilarious moments and really not that much erotic scenes . Drama is sometimes cheesy and gross-out with numerous naughty and picaresque situations such as profanities , adulteries , jealousy , and suggested sex . It partially set the tone of the times in the seventies and eighties when had been made lots of films about nudism or ¨Destape¨. The film attempts to give a dramatic and sometimes tragic tone but it doesn't work , resulting in a mediocre and failed film . My feelings are extremely mixed but I must admit there are some brief and no very agreeable moments ; however , it also packs uneven drama , crude humor , profanity and grossed themes . The picture bears remarkable resemblance to ¨Dias De Cine¨ by David Alonso , similarly concerning about naked actresses and shooting films during cinematic nudism time of the 70s . The picture pays tribute to a lot of actresses of the seventies and ¨Transicion time¨ who naked in big screen and magazines such as Maria Jose Cantudo , Nadiuska , Agata Lis , Barbara Rey , Africa Pratt , Jenny Llada , Loreta Tovar , Adriana Vega , Blanca Estrada and Susana Estrada who shows up in the film as an interviewer .

It displays a luxurious as well as evocative cinematography by David Azcano . Good musical score by Lucio Godoy considered to be one of the best Spanish musicians , he had many successes such as ¨Blackthorn¨, All about my mother¨, ¨The others¨, ¨Amador¨ ,¨Girasoles Ciegos¨ , ¨Mataharis¨ and many others . The motion picture was middlingly directed by Dunia Ayoso and Felix Sabroso who were born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria , Canary Islands. Both of them have directed some acceptable comedies with dramatic elements . Both , directors and writers , known for ¨Descongélate!¨ (2003), ¨Perdona Bonita, Lucas Me Quería a Mí¨ (1997) , ¨Fea¨ (1994) , ¨El Grito en El Cielo¨ (1998) and La Isla interior (2009) until recent death of Dunia Ayoso .


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24 October 2008 (Spain) See more »

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Clasificada S See more »

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Madrid, Spain

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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