Celos (1974) from Tuna

Celos (1999) translates as jealousy, and that is the single-minded theme in this film from noted Spanish director Vicente Aranda. Carmen (Aitana Sánchez-Gijón) and Antonio (Daniel Giménez Cacho) are to be married, when Antonio discovers a picture of her with 5 friends, including one man with his arm around her. Antonio can't leave it alone, and wants to know about the relationship. 
It becomes increasingly obvious that Carmen is hiding something. Antonio works as a long haul trucker for the same orange packing house that Carmen works for, which gives him ample opportunity to investigate, and try to find this mysterious man, even after they marry. I didn't predict the ending. 


Sánchez-Gijón shows breasts and buns several times making love with Cacho. Although the scenes are not overly explicit, they are very hot. We also see extended nudity including full frontal from Itziar Miranda as a hooker that Cacho questions. 

DVD info from Amazon.

  • Widescreen anamorphic, 1.78:1

The lighting was very nice, making the most out of Spanish sunlight, and the performances were also good. The DVD has subtitles that can't be turned off, and is a little dark and grainy in places.

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  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 6.7 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or 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. 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.

It is billed as a thriller, but is more of a drama. I enjoyed it. C+

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