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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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Pablo Berger

Writer:

Pablo Berger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Cámara ... Alfredo / Carmen's husband
Candela Peña ... Carmen / Alfredo's wife
Juan Diego ... Don Carlos
Fernando Tejero ... Juan Luis
Mads Mikkelsen ... Magnus
Malena Alterio ... Vanessa
Ramón Barea ... José Carlos Romerales
Tom Jacobsen Tom Jacobsen ... Erik
Mari-Anne Jespersen Mari-Anne Jespersen ... Frida
Bjarne Henriksen ... Lauritz
Nuria González ... Señora de Romerales
Mariví Bilbao Mariví Bilbao ... Señora de Anasagasti
Germán Montaner Germán Montaner ... Sr. Anasagasti
Jaime Blanch ... 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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | Denmark

Language:

Spanish | Danish

Release Date:

30 April 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Büyük yönetmen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,321, 17 April 2005

Gross USA:

$87,385

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,491,037
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 The Seventh Seal (1957) See more »

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Mamy Blue
Music by Hubert Giraud
Lyrics by Hubert Giraud
Performed by Pop Tops
© Budde Music France SARL
Edición autorizada a Ediciones Musicales Clipper's S.L.
Courtesy of Fonomusic
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An honourable debut
13 April 2004 | by richarddonlanSee all my reviews

I think everyone is being a tad harsh on this film, there is no way they could have kept the pace of the first half of the film up it would have been exhausting.Seeing this film in a packed cinema @ cornerhouse certainly helped, seen Candela Pena in two films recently she shines in both.As for the second half of the film & the transition from comedy to drama the laughs didn't dry up they just were a bit more subtle i thought he bergman stuff especially carrying the sithe on the rollercoaster & playing chess on the pedolo was hilarious. An honourable debut for me it looked like the seventies, all brown & beige. The donkey bit was very funny, definitely not subtle.


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