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Amores que matan

A Feature film by Juan-Manuel Chumilla

Release in France : 29/01/1997

    Synopsis

    On a warm August night, Maria fondly bidsfarewell to Andrès, a senior civil servant whohas to go to Berlin to work for several weeks.But Marcos, Maria's husband, has found themout. That night, during a heated matrimonialrow in which Marcos admits knowing all,Maria decides to leave him. He tries to hold herback, and unwittingly kills her. Marcosdecides to keep the crime under wraps andburies Maria in the garden. One morning, hisneighbour Consuelo, who is none other thanAndré's wife, knocks on the door requesting alittle sugar, and news of Maria...

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Lumière International

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    PPM Multimedia

    Foreign production companies :

    Kinos Klan, Esicma, Central de Producciones Audiovisuales

    French distribution :

    Colifilms Distribution

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    "Amores que matan" derives its narrative effiency from a concrete cinematic genre : "black comedy" and takes an ironic look at the institution of marriage and by extension the relationship within the couple. Our aim was to arrive at a compact, seamless screenplay capable of captivating the viewer from start to finish. In opting for unity of space, the dramatic structure was given added strength. This choice, one common to European comedy, presents certain difficulties which we wished to overcome by the use of the cinematic language of which we spoke earlier. (Jose Luis Olaizola, producer - Juan Manuel Chumilla, director.)

    Full credits (6)

    Screenwriter :

    Juan-Manuel Chumilla

    Sound Recordist :

    Goldstein Steinberg

    Music Composer :

    Miguel Franco

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Molina

    Editor :

    Nachoz Ruiz Capillan

    Costume designer :

    M. Jose Iglesias

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Spanish

    Production country :

    Spain

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Spain)

    Production year :

    1996

    French release :

    29/01/1997

    Runtime :

    1 h 36 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    88.558

    Visa issue date :

    18/08/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Director