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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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If love is only a game...Why not cheat? 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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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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Did You Know?

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 Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Salta
Written by Alejo Stivel (as Stivelberg, A.) and Ariel Rot (as Rotenberg, A.)
Performed by Guillermo Toledo
Editorial Universal Music Publishing
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outrageous feelgood movie for adults
10 May 2004 | by Chris_DockerSee all my reviews

An engaging song and dance musical about two couples who get off with each other's partners. All very light hearted feelgood adult stuff in the style of many a light Shakespeare or Mozart comedy, but updated to include lots of nitty-gritty. The cast are drop dead gorgeous, they have mottos like "there's not enough f*cking in the world" and are ultimately tolerant enough about each other's misdemeanours and tendency to be economical with the truth. All politically correct, with lots of mixed sexual orientation to keep it bubbling, a private detective who gets it all on video (after solving the mystery of how JFK committed suicide and how Marylin Monroe never really died), unexpected exposures and reverses, and it all turns out happily at the end like some Oscar Wilde farce. Not to be missed.


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