In this alternately macabre and mirthful thriller, based on a true-crime story, renowned Mexican director Arturo Ripstein brings a stylish audacity to the tale of the “Lonely Hearts Killers,” a couple who, in the 1940s, posed and brother and sister to lure and murder unsuspecting widows. Featuring performances both sympathetic and stomach-churning by Regina Orozco and Daniel Giménez Cacho, Deep Crimson (Profundo carmesí) is a wild update of the same events that inspired Leonard Kastle’s The Honeymoon Killers.
Arturo Ripstein y Rosen (born December 13, 1943 in Mexico City) is a Mexican film director who got his break into movies working as an uncredited assistant director for Luis Buñuel. In 1965, he directed his first feature, Tiempo de Morir. Written by Carlos Fuentes and Gabriel García Márquez, in which he began a tradition of making independent films written by high-profile Latin-American authors.Many of his films are shot in tawdry interiors, with bleak brown color schemes, and seedy pathetic characters who manage to achieve a hint of pathos and dignity.
Odie a la tipa desde que supe que era una asquerosa madre. Los asesinatos fueron beyond evil! y finalmente la gordura y el mal aliento de la mujer ayudaban a odiarla más. No había detestado tanto a una pareja del cine en mucho tiempo lo cual me impresiono mucho. La tomas lentamente en movimiento y los escenarios tan comunes y cotidianos fueron los culpables de este maravilloso shock visual.
In the end, it is a grotesque and horrifying story of what two individuals do to feel loved. As the film unravels, their actions become more despicable but with the masterful movement of the camera wandering the sordid interiors and the long takes, one feels part of the story as a detached voyeur. The film hits several high notes wonderfully that one begins to wonder why it isn't included in the cinematic canon.
Why is it that the poets of cinema are so drawn to stories of murders in love on the run? Is it the open road or the poetry of blood? Is it a harbored desire to be devil may care runaways themselves… read review