Set in 1940s northern Mexico, this film re-tells the story of “The Lonely Hearts Killers”, a famous couple of murderers who made victims of lonely and wealthy widows in the USA. Coral is a rotund and passionate nurse who knows handsome gigolo Nicolas Estrella and falls for him immediately. Nicolas rejects her because she’s not rich, but Coral is determined to get him at any cost. She abandons her children and follows the man in spite of his way of living. Together they will scheme to swindle and murder women who look for love and companions writing letters to a sentimental courier.
Director: Arturo Ripstein.
Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Regina Orozco, Marisa Paredes, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Julieta Egurrola, Rosa Furman, Verónica Merchant, Sherlyn, Giovani Florido, Fernando Palavicini, Alexandra Vicencio, Esteban Soberanes, Gastón Melo, Juan de la Loza, Álvaro Carcaño, Paco Mauri. AKA Deep Crimson
1996 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.