Production Company: Estudios Piccaso / Mama Films / Blue Legend Producciones
Studio: First Run Features
Cast: Javier Camara as Alfredo, Candela Pena as Carmen, Juan Diego as Carlos, Malena Alterio as Vanessa, Fernando Tejero as Juan Luis, Mads Mikkelsen as Magnus, Ramon Barea as Jose Carlos Romerales, Thomas Bo Larsen as Dennis, Nuria Gonzalez as Senora de Romerales, Marivi Bilbao as Senora de Anasagasti, Ana Wagener as Dependienta, Jaime Blanch as Ginecologo, Maximo Valverde as Himself, Carmen Machi as Clienta Peluqueria and Tina Sainz as Dona Isabel
Crew: Pablo Berger (writer and director); Tomas Cimadevilla and Mohamed Khashoggi (producer); Yuko Harami (associate producer)
Torremolinos 73 is a dramatic comedy set in Franco’s puritanical Spain during the early 1970s. Based on a true story, the film follows a desperate encyclopedia salesman, Alfredo Lopez (Javier Cˆmara) and his lovely wife Carmen (Candela Pena).˚ With dwindling sales, his boss proposes a unique proposition that will change their lives forever. He asks them to make their own amateur Super 8 erotic movies, which will be distributed as part of a phony Danish World Encyclopedia of Reproduction. With financial woes and a desire to start a family their initial skepticism is pushed aside and they decide to be a part of the experiment.
Their walk on the wild side begins with an intensive course at a tacky motel, where they learn how to make these scientific movies on both sides of the camera. Much to their surprise, the movies soon become runaway hits. Alfredo discovers his inner Ingmar, imbuing these bedroom training films with Bergmanesque angles, and Carmen becomes a domestic porn star in Scandinavia. Soon our lovable heroes discover that not all that glitters is gold.
Release Dates: APRIL 15, 2005 (NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK) / APRIL 22, 2005 (LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA