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Torremolinos 73 (2005)

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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.

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Cast

Candela Pena
as Carmen Lopez
Juan Diego
as Don Carlos
Javier Cámara
as Alfredo Lopez
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 | Rating: B
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.

June 24, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Denver Post
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The narrative eventually runs out of steam. But writer-director Pablo Berger maintains a lighthearted tone.

June 23, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It works, but just barely (no pun intended, considering all the nudity).

June 10, 2005 | Full Review…
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.

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

June 3, 2005 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Torremolinos 73

½

[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]

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