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Barrios altos (1987)

Verónica, recently divorced and with a son, begins to reorganize her life and adapt to the new situation. Her problems are relegated to the background when Carlos, her masseuse, is killed. ... See full summary »

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José Luis García Berlanga (as Jose L. Garcia-Berlanga)

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Eduardo Calvo (story), Agustín Díaz Yanes (story) (as Agustin Diaz) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Abril ... Verónica
Carmen Conesa Carmen Conesa ... Ana
Juanjo Puigcorbé ... Luis (as Juanjo Puigcorbe)
Pepe Rubianes ... Edmundo
Llorenç Santamaria Llorenç Santamaria ... Húngaro (as Lorenzo Santamaria)
Abel Folk ... Carlos
Mario Gas Mario Gas ... Inspector Román
Albert Vidal Albert Vidal ... Kramer
Jesús Ramos Jesús Ramos ... Duro 1 (as Jesús Genís)
Mingo Ràfols Mingo Ràfols ... Duro 2 (as Mingo Rafols)
Berti Tovías Berti Tovías ... Duro 3 (as Albert Tovías)
Juan Fairen Juan Fairen ... Corpulento
Luciano Federico Luciano Federico ... Químico
Júlia Carrasco Júlia Carrasco ... Mary Lou
Jordi Raurich Jordi Raurich ... Jordi
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Verónica, recently divorced and with a son, begins to reorganize her life and adapt to the new situation. Her problems are relegated to the background when Carlos, her masseuse, is killed. Knowing himself in danger, Carlos left Verónica with a message on the answering machine: she had to pick up a package hidden in the sinks of a railway station. From that moment on, Verónica won't rest in calm. Written by jsanchez

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2 October 1987 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Gefährliche Instinkte See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Victoria Abril is great
5 June 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Verónica (Victoria Abril) is getting bored with divorced life. Her son would rather stay with his father. Her masseuse Carlos is on the run from killers. He leaves a package in a train station washroom and her a message to pick it up right before he gets killed. The police believes the gay Carlos committed suicide. She picks up the package which leads to The Hungarian.

Victoria Abril is great. I love that she hates being called Mrs. Miralles. Even the little moments like her searching for the package and happens upon a mirror which makes her stop to check her face. The movie falters with its convoluted plot and its conveniences. I hoped that it would turn into an action thriller after she gets beaten up. The story stays a bit of a mess.


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