Mouth to Mouth

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Mouth to Mouth ★★ Boca a Boca 1995 (R)

Budding actor Victor (Bardem) is working in Madrid as a phone sex operator while waiting to hear about his big break on an American picture. Victor's regularly called by repressed gay surgeon Ricardo (Flotats) and Amanda (Sanchez-Gijon), who says she's Ricardo's wife. Naive Victor falls for Amanda—who of course isn't Ricardo's wife but seems to be involved in a plot to kill Ricardo masterminded by his real wife Angela (Barranco) and her lover David (Gutierrez Caba). The plot's a little tangled but there's lots of visual gags and bedroom farce and the virile Bardem turns out to be a gifted comedian. Spanish with subtitles. 97m/C VHS, DVD . SP Javier Bardem, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, Josep Maria Flotats, Maria Barranco, Emilio Gutierrez-Caba, Fernando Guillen, Myriam Meziere; D: Manuel Gomez Pereira; W: Manuel Gomez Pereira, Joaquin Oristrell, Naomi Wise, Juan Luis Iborra; C: Juan Amoros; M: Bernardo Bonezzi.