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Amores que matan

A Feature film by Juan-Manuel Chumilla

Release in France : 29/01/1997

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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

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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...


"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

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Minority French (Spain)

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1 h 36 min

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