- Actors: Javier Bardem, Victoria Abril, Carmelo Gómez, Juan Diego, Sergi López
- Format: NTSC
- Language: Spanish
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Run Time: 120.00 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0000B1A2M
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 283,822 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Taut unpredictable Spanish thriller about sexual obsession starring Javier Bardem (Jamon Jamon; The Sea Inside; Vicky Cristina Barcelona; Biutiful) & Victoria Abril (Lovers; Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down; High Heels; Kika).
...A stunningly shot, brilliantly designed, award-winning homage to Alfred Hitchcock via Pedro Almodovar. -- Alan Jones, Frightfest
Its witty and sexy without ever being explicit... the labyrinthine storytelling makes it all pleasurable. -- Kim Newman, Darkside --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
There are a small number of nude shots and a very brief, almost laughable, scene about "Sex Addicts Anonymous" (shades of Basic Instinct / Color of Night) which is used mainly to show that some of the characters are troubled in a number of ways. This might not match well with the title of the film, which would seem to promise lots of de-robing! The reason for the title, however, is closely linked to one of the characters.
After watching this you may have a new-found relationship with really strong coffee which adds a comic twist near the end of the film.
Overall I watched this with some friends and everyone thought it was an excellent crime film - which kept peoples attention to the end. So 5-stars !
The characters of Victoria and Javier meet up at a `Sex Addicts' therapy group. They hit it off, and one night, he offers to take her home. On entering the car park, he can't find his car, so they start to have sex in a battered old dodge car. Later this car comes up in a crime that will link them both.
Victoria Abril is adorable as always, and Javier Bardem is such an accomplished actor, he's a pleasure to watch. If you're familiar with Spanish cinema, there are many faces you will recognise here. This is a real treat for Spanish movie lovers.
See this if you liked Basic Instinct or Sliver etc.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant storey, great twist at the end, and very well acted. Even non-devotees of Spanish film love this. Read morePublished on 21 May 2014 by Laura Bailey