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Directed by Arturo Ripstein • 1996 • France, Mexico, Spain
In this alternately macabre and mirthful thriller, based on a true-crime story, renowned Mexican director Arturo Ripstein brings a stylish audacity to the tale of the "Lonely Hearts Killers," a couple who, in the 1940s, posed as brother and sister to lure and murder unsuspecting widows. Featuring performances both sympathetic and stomach-churning by Regina Orozco and Daniel Giménez Cacho, Deep Crimson (Profundo carmesí) is a wild update of the same events that inspired Leonard Kastle's The Honeymoon Killers.