The Other Side of the Bed

The Other Side of the Bed a.k.a. The Wrong Side of the Bed (Spanish: El otro lado de la cama) is a 2002 Spanish musical comedy film directed by Emilio Martínez Lázaro.

The Other Side of the Bed
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Directed byEmilio Martínez Lázaro
Produced byTomás Cimadevilla
Written byDavid Serrano
StarringErnesto Alterio,
Paz Vega,
Guillermo Toledo,
Natalia Verbeke
Distributed byLions Gate Entertainment
Release date
  • 27 April 2002 (2002-04-27)
Running time
114 minutes


Sex, love, lies, bed-hopping and mistaken identities abound in this pop musical-comedy set in Madrid. The gorgeous Paula breaks up with her boyfriend Pedro in order to continue her affair with Javier. The immature Javier however, is unwilling to break up with his current girlfriend Sonia, or confess to their affair to Pedro, who happens to be his best friend.



The film was followed three years later by a sequel entitled Queen Size Bed [es; eu; fr; pl] (Los 2 Lados de la Cama in Spanish speaking markets). Martínez-Lázaro and Serrano return as director and screenwriter while Alterio, Toledo, San Juan, Esteve and de la Rosa all reprise their roles.


A French remake entitled Cheating Love [fr; es; uk] (On va s'aimer in French speaking markets) was released in 2006. The film was written and directed by Ivan Calbérac [fr; de] and stars Julien Boisselier, Alexandra Lamy, Mélanie Doutey and Gilles Lellouche among others.

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