Deep Crimson (1996)

Deep Crimson


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Fact-based, poignantly romantic but imbued with gallows humor, this offbeat Mexican drama reenacts the notorious real-life "Lonely Hearts" murders performed in Sonora during the late '40s by an aging gigolo and a nurse. The tragicomic duo form a most unlikely pair, for they look neither like killers, nor lovers. Nicolas Estrella (Daniel Gimenez Cacho) is not aging well. Suffering chronic migraines and deeply obsessed with going bald, the end of his lady-killing days fast approaches. Coral Fabre … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paz Alicia Garcíadiego
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 15, 2005
Home Vision Entertainment



as Nicolas Estrella

as Mrs. Silberman

as Teresa Fabre

as Carlitos Fabre

as Mercedes Sanpedro

as Policeman Iduarte

as Home Run Motel Clerk

as Don Dimas

as Ticket Seller

as Post Office Clerk

as Car Salesman
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Critic Reviews for Deep Crimson

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

After the last gasp, the question remains: Why have we subjected ourselves to this film? I can't answer that.

Full Review… | April 21, 2005

Audience Reviews for Deep Crimson

It's always interesting to see different versions of the same story to see what was changed, what remained, and if done well, they provide interesting insights into both films. Set in 1940s northern Mexico, this film re-tells the story of The Lonely Hearts Killers, a famous couple of murderers who made victims of lonely and wealthy widows in the USA.

Regina Orozco delivers a loathsome, densely disturbing performance and Cacho is believable as a grifter with certain "issues". Both come together to create a most pathetic couple touring the Mexican countryside. The cinematography and musical score add just the right touch.

El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer

an obese nurse meets a balding lothario and they form an obsessive relationship based on their mutual insecurities. a beautifully done mexican adaptation of the lonely hearts murder case of the 1940's with some truly haunting scenes and a lovely score

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer


goes from black humor to total disgust with the couple; and the camera moves make the sets look artificial

Adam Mahler

Super Reviewer

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