Deep Crimson (Spanish: Profundo Carmesí) is a 1996 Mexican crime film directed by Arturo Ripstein, written by Paz Alicia Garciadiego and starring Regina Orozco and Daniel Giménez Cacho. Like The Honeymoon Killers before it, the film is a dramatization of the story of "Lonely Hearts Killers", Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck, who committed a string of murders of women in the 1940s.
|Profundo Carmesi (Deep Crimson)|
Spanish theatrical poster
|Directed by||Arturo Ripstein|
|Written by||Paz Alicia Garciadiego|
Daniel Giménez Cacho
|Music by||David Mansfield|
|Edited by||Rafael Castanedo|
|Box office||31.6 million ESP|
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 78% based on 9 reviews, with a weighted average rating of 6.6/10.
Awards and honorsEdit
The film won eight Ariel Awards, including Best Actor and Best Actress and was nominated for the Golden Ariel. In addition, it was awarded Honorable Mention in the Latin American Cinema category at Sundance and won three Golden Osellas at the Venice Film Festival. It was Mexico's official submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but it failed to earn a nomination.
- The Honeymoon Killers, a 1969 film about the same events
- Lonely Hearts, a 2006 film about the same events
- Alleluia, a 2014 film about the same events
- List of submissions to the 70th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Mexican submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- "Deep Crimson (1996)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
- Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- "44 Countries Hoping for Oscar Nominations". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 24 November 1997. Archived from the original on 13 February 1998. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
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