No Shame (Sin Verguenza)


(out of 5)

Frothy but inventive Spanish comedy about the petty jealousies, tragedies and triumphs that befall a troupe of acting students when a famous director announces that he will be sitting in on their scene studies before casting his next film. The twist is that the script he is preparing to film is actually based on an affair he had with the students’ teacher (). The actors playing the students (who all look like European Calvin Klein models) each perform a scene from a classic play, and for the most part they all do exceptionally well. The film’s most memorable quality, however, lies in the beautifully comical performance by Spanish bombshell Forque, while  is excellent as the director’s girlfriend, a soap opera actress who wants to break into the big time, and  (Beloved/Friend) is brilliantly funny as a drunk, aging actress who agrees to perform Hamlet with her actual son (“Do you need a psychiatrist?” Forque quips).

Antena 3 Televisión, Creativos Asociados de Radio y Televisión, Ensueño Films, Tornasol Films, Vía Digital

Spain, 2001

Directed by

Screenplay by , Joaquin Oristrell, ,

Cinematography by

Produced by Eduardo Campoy, Gerardo Herrero

Music by Jose Carlos Gomez

Production Design by Belen Bernuy, Soledad Sesena

Costume Design by Bina Daigeler

Film Editing by Miguel Angel Santamaria

Toronto International Film Festival 2001


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