Torremolinos 73 (2005)

Torremolinos 73



Critic Consensus: A light tale that's big on heart, this spicy snapshot of domestic sexuality in '70s Spain treats its wacky protagonists with enough gentle humanity to be delightfully entertaining.

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The sexual revolution meets a bumbling door-to-door salesman and his beautician wife in the form of "educational" sex films in this satiric comedy, set in Spain in 1973. Alfredo Lopez (Javier Cámara) is an encyclopedia salesman whose work has not been going especially well lately, which is worrisome to his wife, Carmen (Candela Peña), who is eager to have a baby. As it happens, encyclopedia sales have been dismal overall, and publisher Don Carlos (Juan Diego) strikes upon an idea for a more … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Pablo Berger
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On DVD: Feb 21, 2006
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Critic Reviews for Torremolinos 73

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (24)

Torremolinos isn't perfect, but it stands as an amusing entry into the world of art-house cinema.

June 24, 2005
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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As a first feature-length effort for Berger, Torremolinos 73 shows promise of a director with a humane touch, with or without the extra skin.

Full Review… | June 24, 2005
Denver Post
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The narrative eventually runs out of steam. But writer-director Pablo Berger maintains a lighthearted tone.

Full Review… | June 23, 2005
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It works, but just barely (no pun intended, considering all the nudity).

Full Review… | June 10, 2005
Washington Post
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A small, honest comedy about passion, movies and love, so human that it leaves a bittersweet aftertaste that may soften the laughter and provoke some reflection.

Full Review… | June 10, 2005
Washington Post
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Torremolinos 73 goes overboard with the movie within a movie gag.

Full Review… | June 3, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Torremolinos 73


[font=Century Gothic][color=indigo]"Torremolinos 73" starts out with an unsuccessful encylopedia salesman making the rounds in 1973 Spain.(Well, if somebody showed up on my doorstep with a bust of Francisco Franco, I would slam the door in his face, too.) The company he works for has decided there is more money in making educational sex films for a Scandinavian company. Well, what is a soon-to-be-homeless married couple supposed to do? Oh, and his wife desperately wants to have a baby...[/color][/font]

[font=Century Gothic][color=#4b0082]"Torremolinos 73" is an amusing satire of sexual and social attitudes and filmmaking. There are very good and convincing performances from the two leads.[/color][/font]

Walter M.

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