Deep Crimson

Profundo carmesi
by Arturo Ripstein 1h50min Mexico 1997
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Deep Crimson
by Arturo Ripstein

Mexico, 1949. Coral Fabre, a buxom sensual young nurse who raises her two children by herself is a fan of French actor Charles Boyer. Coral is laid off by the hospital she works for because she has bullied the patients. In order to make fun of her chubbiness and her being somewhat corny her colleagues offer her a letter written by Nicolas Estrella, a double of Charles Boyer. Coral, overcome with loneliness, answers the letter of Estrella (also known as Nico) and arranges a meeting with him. Nico keeps up wonderfully his vague resemblance to Charles Boyer and trades on it with ladies. When Coral first meets Nico she’s immediately attracted to him. Nico, for his part, rather feels like taking leave. But he ends up in Coral’s bed, drawn in by her generous body and her odour. Coral’s made up her’d to love Nico. She abandons her children to the first orphanage she comes across. Back to Nico’s place, Coral delves into her lover’s past and unveils his murdering his wife. From now on nothing can come between us. Coral makes him understand that they’re bound for life. There’s no way out. This is our destiny.

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  • Daniel Giménez Cacho : Nicolas Estrella
  • Patricia Reyes Spindola : La veuve Ruelas
  • Marisa Paredes : Irene Gallardo
  • Regina Orozco : Coral Fabre
  • And with: Giovanni Florido, Julieta Egurrola, Rosa Furman, Veronica Merchant, Sherlyn González, Bianca Florido


  • Director Arturo Ripstein
  • Scenario Paz Alicia Garciadiego
  • Photo director Guillermo Granillo
  • Costume Design Monica Neumaier
  • Sound Carlos Faruolo, Antonio Betancourt
  • Editing Rafael Castanedo
  • Original music David Mansfield
  • Producer Marin Karmitz
  • Excutive producer Tita Lombardo
  • Production Compagny Ivania Films, MK2 Productions, Wanda Films
  • Distributor MK2

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1997
  • Release date for France01/29/1997
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageSpanish
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