Km. 0 (1995) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

Kilometer Zero comes from the Spanish school of offbeat, sexually polymorphous romantic comedies which combine sentimentality with explicit sexuality, farce, and slapstick hijinks.

The name comes from a place in the center of Madrid, kilometer marker zero, which I gather to be the place which separates East and West, North and South, and from which all distances are measured. I'm not really sure about that, but the point is that it seems to be a common place to meet people that you've never met before. So it happens that on a sweltering Summer day in Madrid more than a dozen people say "meet me at Kilometer Zero" to people they've never seen before.This encompasses computer dates, cousins who don't know what the other looks like, a hooker and her john, and so forth.

As so often happens in movieland, few of the people ended up with the partners they originally intended to meet, at least not at first. Multiple cases of mistaken identity led to some silly situations. The kid who was to meet his sister's friend found her surprisingly friendly, his surprise presumably generated by the fact that he was coming in her mouth fifteen seconds after they were first alone. Gee, guess who ended up with the hooker.


  • Elisa Matilla shows her breasts and bum.
  • Jesús Cabrero shows his bum

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  • widescreen anamorphic, good transfer

The pair-ups encompass every possible combination: straight, gay, pay for play, gay with straight, human with angel, old with young. One couple even finds out they are cousins.

All in all, it's colorful, kinky, and sentimental, as is typical of the films of Yolanda García Serrano, who also wrote  Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health and Why Do They Call It Love When They Mean Sex?

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The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics, or a C- from our system. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, this is a C. Moderately amusing, offbeat romantic comedy. Good enough, but not as good as implied by the  7.6 rating at IMDb.

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