few actresses are willing to take the risks that Ana Belen seems to enjoy.
She is a popular singer [who has enjoyed much success for 40+ years] who
occasionally flirts with motion pictures, usually films with highly controversial
et al). This one - tackled as a middle-aged actress - is no exception
to her unusual filmmaking criteria.
on the best selling novel by Antonio Gala, the story starts with the wedding
of Desideria and Ramiro Olivan. They are a happy upper-class couple and
their marriage appears to be enchanted. However, Desi is suffering from
depression after learning that she and Ramiro can't have a child. When
they take a trip with friends to Istanbul, Desi becomes fascinated with
the handsome tour guide, Yaman. Her fantasy soon turns to reality as they
secretly begin groping in the shadows. Once she returns to Madrid, Desideria
discovers that she's pregnant. Of course, Ramiro knows that child isn't
his but prefers to keep quiet. Her happiness is short lived because the
infant dies soon after birth. Inconsolable, Desi rejects her marriage
and decides to go back to Istanbul to find Yaman. She does but she also
is sucked into an ugly underworld of corruption and prostitution.
Aranda was responsible for 40+ films since the mid-fifties. His BLOOD
SPLATTERED BRIDE saw much success in the United States in 1972
with the Grindhouse / Drive-In circuit. He was the founding member of
the prestigious Barcelona School of Film and formed his own production
company in the mid-60s. Mr Aranda died from a heart seizure in May 2015,
at age 88. His final film was LUNA
film, with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9),
uncut version (112 minutes) extras include theatrical trailer.
DVD encoded for All Region NTSC World Format.
Sexual Themes/Nudity/Sexual Brutality/Violence/Drugs
for Mature Audiences