SEX, SHAME AND TEARS (1999)

SYNOPSIS

This comedic drama features two young couples, and another couple of old friends who reenter the two couples lives. The story takes place mostly in two apartments across the street from each other in Mexico City at the end of the millenium.

Intellectual Carlos is not offering as much love as wife Ana needs. Tomas, a world-traveling friend of the couple reappears after many years abroad.

Across the street, womanizing executive Miguel and suffering wife Andrea are joined by visiting friend Maria. The presence of guests Tomas and Maria triggers lust, rejection, infidelities, reconciliation and other consequences of suppressed love and marital relations, among the six friends-three guys and three girls.

CAST

Demián Bichir: Tomás
Susana Zabaleta: Ana
Jorge Salinas: Miguel
Cecilia Suárez: Andrea
Víctor Huggo Martin: Carlos
Mónica Dionne: María
Angélica Aragón: Mamá de Carlos

AWARDS

-Winner of Public’s Choice Award in the Guadalajara Film Festival
-Winner of Best Actress, Best Art Design, Best Music and Best Adapted Screenplay in the Mexican Academy Awards.
-Nominated to Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best First Film, Best Make Up, Best Sound and Best Female Coacting in the Mexican Academy Awards.
-It was one of the favourites in the Chicago Film Festival to win the Best Film Award.

NETWORKS

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Director/Screenplay
    Antonio Serrano
    Producer
    Matthias Ehrenberg
    Christian Valdelièvre
    Score
    Aleks Syntek
  • Cinematography
    Xavier Pérez Grobet
    Sebastian Vega del Amo
    Editor
    Samuel Larson
    Art Direction
    Brigitte Broch