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Torremolinos 73 (2005)



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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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 a porn 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.
Art House & International , Comedy
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Javier Cámara
as Alfredo Lopez
Candela Pena
as Carmen Lopez
Juan Diego
as Don Carlos
Fernando Tejero
as Juan Luis
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Critic Reviews for Torremolinos 73

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (21)

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
Top Critic

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
Top Critic

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


Really good surprise. I found this one interesting to watch. The acting was all good. I agree that it seems like something done in the 70s instead of 2005, but that was probably by design. It was humorous in places and I liked the ending. Nothing too explicit in the sex scenes though.

Bruno Lot
Bruno Lot

My first movie alone with the one I need. So any title involved could easily get a few bonus rate points. But I remain correct about the impression this movie made to me. To be continued... damn time.

Voicu Last
Voicu Last

The movie is a throwback to 70's camp and is probably the funniest movie that I have seen in awhile. The characters are honest, innocent and desperate making them hilarious but sad throughout the entire movie. The plot is racy and somewhat over the top, but finds a way to remain believable, likeable, watchable and very funny. The humor is very dry with just a hint of slapstick.

Courtney Terwilliger
Courtney Terwilliger

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