Under Madrid's scorching summer sun, ordinary couples with real passion and the unquenchable desire to love and be loved, share the same irrepressible urge to investigate their own sexuality through five intertwined stories.
Natalia de Molina,
Madrid, post-Spanish Civil War. Sisters Hortensia and Pepita are involved with an underground guerrilla movement. Hortensia is captured and forced to deliver her baby in jail. Pepita tries ... See full summary »
Madrid 1961. Ana Mari is a spinster, lame, a follower of Franco and an instructor in the Female Section. Following Franco's orders, she begins to work as a maid at Ava Gardner's home with a... See full summary »
Ruth is a young researcher in a college. She was asking for three of her ex's weddings. Along the way she is trying to find her soulmate and for a companion to every wedding, she enlists the help of her new fellow assistant.
As the Bride and the Groom prepare for the wedding in the pale desert, a tale of unappeased desires; forbidden yearnings, and conflicted choices unfolds. Now, three lovers stand powerless before the true nature of man. Is fate unavoidable?
True story of thirteen totally normal young women that suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940's. ... See full summary »
Emilio Martínez Lázaro
Pilar López de Ayala,
There's a scene in the movie, one of the monologues where Carmina looks directly into the camera, that tells exactly the story of the sequel, Carmina y amén. (2014). See more »
[quoting the policeman]
... a man like that, how do you take him with you, in your car, so weird?
For the same very simplish reason the mayor has a retard like you dressed as a policeman.
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Low budget movie about Carmina , a fatty , bad-mouthed but obstinate woman , being directed by her son , Paco León
A 58 year old woman called Carmina (Carmina Barrios) tries to make a plan to solve her financial problems after several robberies at her Bar . Chubby Carmina lives with her husband (Paco Casaus) and daughter (Maria León) , a single mother , who is without employment . Carmina contemplates her problematic life , but things go wrong when in his store shows up the ¨Cobrador del Frac¨ . The film finishes with a sentence , the main difference between reality and fiction results to be the following : fiction makes a greatest sense by Tom Clancy .
This is a Carmina Barrios recital , including overlong conversations , and being a monologue in which Carmina along with a few actors as her daughter Maria León give long speeches , talking and talking ....There's a scene in the movie , one of the monologues where Carmina looks directly into the camera , that tells exactly the story of the sequel , Carmina and Amén (2014) . The picture makes us both , thinking and laughing in equal parts ; as it causes smiles and tears ; however being full of bad-mouthed language , bad taste jokes and profanities . Although ¨Carmina¨ is already a Spanish mini-myth , this character results to be Torrente-lookalike , as she is a rude , despicable , foul-mouthed elderly woman . Spain's low-budget Pic come with high ambitions and this one was first Spanish movie to be simultaneously screened at the Cinemas , Internet pay-per-view and DVD , looking for alternative ways of distribution . This is a short-budgeted and brief runtime film -70 minutes- that proliferated with the Spanish crisis , as since 2012 the number of low-budget movies in Spain has surged , becoming a way for a new generation of filmmakers to overcome the paucity of financing . as some of Spain's most exciting movies of late have cost under 1 million and snatched fest prizes and business abroad . As the crisis has encouraged the emergence of new talents impulsively shooting their movies, often without waiting for institutional or TV support . As a lot of film producers/directors -as PacoLeón- are dropping budgets to continue producing and directing .
¨Carmina or Blow Up" stars Carmina Barrios , a secondary comedy actress , she is mother of Paco León and María León . And being known for Carmina y Amén (2014) , Carmina o Revienta (2012) , Quién mató a Bambi? (2013) and Arriba Y Abajo (2016) TV series . And her daughter Maria León , considered to be one of the best and prolific comedian actress , including her works in television , such as : Arriba Y Abajo , Con El Culo Al Aire , Aida , and cinema : Marsella , Rey Gitano , Miércoles no Existen , Voz Dormida , and the box office hit : Cuerpo De Elite . The picture was innovately directed by Paco León who has made three films : Kiki El Amor se Hace , Cármina y Amén and this one . He is more known as actor than as filmmaker , he played in Tres Bodas de Más , No lo Llames Amor... Llámalo X , Dieta Mediterránea , Sexykiller , and Morirás Por Ella .
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