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La mujer de mi hermano (2005)

R | | Drama | 21 April 2006 (USA)
Unable to get intimate with her husband of 10 years, a woman embarks on a steamy affair with his brother.

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María Eugenia Argomedo (additional dialogue), Shakeel Azmi (lyrics) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bárbara Mori ... Zoe / Sonia-Wife
Christian Meier ... Ignacio / Ishan-husband
Manolo Cardona ... Gonzalo / Rohan-Ignacio's brother
Gaby Espino ... Laura / Lara-Gonzalo's girlfriend
Beto Cuevas ... Padre Santiago
Bruno Bichir ... Boris / Zoe's friend
Angélica Aragón ... Cristina / Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cristina Alcaíno Cristina Alcaíno ... Maria / Maid
Alexandre Yanez Alexandre Yanez ... Doctor
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Storyline

Even though Zoe/Sonia has been married to Ignacio/Ishan for about a decade, they are unable to have children. She wants to be intimate but he prefers to be ready for intimacy on Saturdays only, and she gets physically drawn to his artistic brother, Gonzalo/Rohan. Then things get complicated for her after she tests positive for motherhood and finds that her husband may be gay. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | Hindi | Punjabi

Release Date:

21 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Beautiful Wife See more »

Filming Locations:

Santiago, Chile

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,018,750, 16 April 2006

Gross USA:

$2,808,241

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,492,178
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Hindi Dubbed version named as Spanish Beauty See more »

Goofs

The baby's name was "Juan Ignacio" according the mail to Gonzalo, "we named him after dad" Ignacio writes in the mail, but when Cristina see the baby, she calls him "Jose Ignacio". See more »

Quotes

Zoe: Are you sure you love me?
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Soundtracks

Doorie Sahi Jaye Na
Performed by Atif Aslam
Lyrics by Atif Aslam
Music by Aravind, Shankar
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not your run-of-the-mill love triangle
12 January 2007 | by andrabemSee all my reviews

This film is a production that employed actors from various Latin-American countries in order to attract viewers in all Latin America. It's something that should be tried more often. We should organize distribution & production companies in Latin-America to integrate the whole region and give us more opportunities to see Latin American films, because there's such an overload of American films that we in Brazil know much more about Hollywood stars than about our Latin-American neighbours. This said, let's go to the film.

The film is about a triangle love story but it is in some ways unusual -there's no moral preaching and no conventional happy ending. The characters belong to the privileged class and live in a conservative background where the Catholic Church is still a power to reckon with, but the modern world is their real world. They may sometimes go to mass and confession but when conflicts between the two worlds arise their own wishes prevail, in spite of conservative dogmas, and the Church and their icons go to the background.

There was a reviewer that said that the sex scenes were a fill-up and were not necessary at all. I disagree with him. Sex is essential to show the reason why Zoe (gorgeous Barbara Mori) in spite of her conservative upbringing, engages in an affair with her brother-in-law. And the sex scenes are really sensual, showing a woman discovering herself through sexual pleasure. Can someone tell me of any American actress able to do the same in such a sensual way? The acting of the whole cast is excellent, the film has such a good story that manages to keep our interest till the end. I'm not telling you that "La Mujer de mi Hermano" is a masterpiece but certainly it's a very good film.

Other Latin American films I recommend are: "Pantaleon Y las Visitadoras", "Maria Full of Grace", "Nina Santa", "El mismo amor, La misma lluvia", "Y Tu Mama Tambien", "Machuca" and so many others!


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