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The Other Side of the Bed (2002)

El otro lado de la cama (original title)
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Two couples entwine on their search for love.

Director:

Emilio Martínez Lázaro (as Emilio Martínez-Lázaro)

Writer:

David Serrano
6 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernesto Alterio ... Javier
Paz Vega ... Sonia
Guillermo Toledo Guillermo Toledo ... Pedro
Natalia Verbeke ... Paula
Alberto San Juan ... Rafa
María Esteve ... Pilar
Ramón Barea ... Sagaz
Nathalie Poza ... Lucia
Secun de la Rosa Secun de la Rosa ... Carlos
Carol Salvador Carol Salvador ... Victoria
Geli Albaladejo Geli Albaladejo ... Maestra
Blanca Marsillach ... Monica
Leticia Dolera ... Jennifer
Coté Soler Coté Soler ... Tennis Player
Luis Bermejo ... Tennis Player
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Storyline

When Paula leaves her mate Pedro, he misses her and looks for comfort with his best friends, Javier and Sonia. Paula is having an affair with Javier. The cuckold Pedro tries to find who is the secret lover of Paula, and hires a private eye. Meanwhile, while comforting Pedro, Sonia has one night stand with him and Javier thinks she is cheating him with her lesbian friend Lucia. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sometimes the game of love requires a little cheating... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 July 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Other Side of the Bed See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€532,399 (Spain), 7 July 2002, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Impala, Mogambo, Telecinco See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Initially, this movie was entitled "C'est magnifique" and the numbers were intended to be mimed. This seemed awful to Emilio Martínez Lázaro and he decided that the songs had to be sung by the actors themselves. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD of the film contains several deleted scenes not seen in the theatrical release of the movie. These include:
  • Pilar singing "Me Cuelgas El Telefono" after Pedro hangs up on her.
  • Javier trying to convince someone on the telephone to let him use their house in the mountains for an illicit rendezvous with Paula.
  • An extended "melon boy" scene.
  • Pilar talking about how her and Pedro communicate without words.
  • Pilar telling Pedro she will wait for his love.
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Connections

References MASH (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

No sé qué hacer
Written by Coque Malla
Performed by Ernesto Alterio
Editorial El Astronauta
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Another good Latin/Spanish Movie
15 March 2004 | by gazineo-1See all my reviews

Lightheaded romantic comedy about two couples who changes partners and find their own way to happiness and understanding. The movie has the charm, witty and vitality of Latin movies (especially movies produced in Argentina and Spanish) but is far from be a great achievement on the genre or even a memorable piece of work. Mixture of love story, comedy and musical, 'Otro lado de la cama,El' give us a good work from the director, some ingenious scenes (like the scene in the theather, where Pedro(played by Guillermo Del Toro)appear as the 'Melon Kid') and a sympathetic cast, where you cand find the beauty of Paz Vega and Natalia Verbecke. In fact, the movie is a good amusement but don't expect to find the same intensity and impressive ideas thay you can fin in movies directed by Almodovar (at least, some of them) or Alejandro Almenábar.

I give this a 6 (six).


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