OK the title says it all – “Crímenes de Pasión” [Eng. Title: Passionate Crimes] mustn’t have required too much brainstorming from the film’s production and marketing team – the film most probably was either a vehicle for someone’s career/vanity, or simply an excuse to burn money – both probably. Suffice to say I’m actually embarrassed to admit that I even own this DVD. Mexicans live life to the extreme, and likewise their films also swing from the most profound to the mediocre (I’m struggling to find the right word).
Anyway, the film does include copious nude scenes from actresses Fernanda Reto and Xochitl Marbach, and I’m recording them here to save others the endurance of having to watch this excuse of a film.
Story in a nutshell – Gabriel, a mentally unstable actor, upon release from asylum falls for aspiring actress Julieta, and tries to help her win film roles – only, she doesn’t fancy him one bit, and merely uses his connections for bettering her career. Her best friend Letícia, also an aspiring actress, uses a friend’s uncle – a senator, to further her ambition. Both their interests clash at some point – crime ensues.