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A woman reporter in over her head in trying to write a book on the male machismo in Spain finds the men don't match her story's expectations. She also finds herself involved in relationships with the wrong men.

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Daphna Kastner

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Daphna Kastner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daphna Kastner Daphna Kastner ... Zoe
Toni Cantó Toni Cantó ... Antonio
Martin Donovan ... Carl
Danny Huston ... John
Marianne Sägebrecht ... Rosa
Antonio Castro Antonio Castro ... Julio
Maria de Medeiros ... Rossy
Yoima Yoima ... Antonio's Date #1
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Carl's Friend (as Vernon Dobthcheff)
Pablo Scola ... Bathroom Couple
Nieve de Medina ... Bathroom Couple (as Nieves de Medina)
Cat Villiers Cat Villiers ... Carl's Friend
Mary McDonnell ... Zoe's Mother (voice)
Joan Potau ... Interviewee (as Juan Potau)
Nicky Hart Nicky Hart ... Interviewee
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A woman reporter in over her head in trying to write a book on the male machismo in Spain finds the men don't match her story's expectations. She also finds herself involved in relationships with the wrong men.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Espanjalainen kärpänen See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,482, 5 December 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,147, 5 December 1999
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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So much more could have been made of this!
25 November 2004 | by mariawong_99See all my reviews

When I started to see this film I thought "o no another B movie brought out here to attract 'sex craving men". And initially it was very bad indeed. Dapna as proper and prim lady was totally unbelievable. Only when she loosened up she became more believable. The men in the movie were all horrible and one dimensional, but there needed be men in the movie so.... Bad casting!! I don't think Madrid is really a place where couples are making out on every corner. The filmmaker merely tried to show us the state of Dapna's mind. When I was pregnant it was just like I only met women who where pregnant also. In other words she very much wanted a relationship but was haunted by the history of her parents, who she imagined to be like those couples. It was only much later that she found out that her father was not a holiday flirt but had cared about her mother. The scenes relating to the unraveling of this with her mother were great I thought.It was a journey of finding out who she was making the usual human mistakes, but ultimately the truth set her free!


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