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Marilee J. Layman

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08:05 pm: A Perfect Crime

This movie is in Spanish and was nominated for five Goyas.

Rafael is our point of view -- we hear what he thinks and everything is what he sees. Rafael works the ladies section of a large well-known department store and is running against the guy who runs the mens section for floor manager. Whoever gets the most money that day will get the job. Well, Rafael sold a fur coat and won, but then the check bounced, so the other guy won. The other guy was very rude and mean to Rafael and when he started a fight, well, the other guy was accidently killed.

Rafael knows there was a witness (he saw the socks and shoes under the changing room side) and he goes looking for them. When he comes back, the body is gone. He gets a note from "his guardian angel" who turns out to be an ugly girl on staff. Rafe has slept with all the pretty girls, but never with her. She helps him in the beginning but then blackmails him. He starts thinking that he should kill her and tries a few times. He tries to leave the country but she finds him. He finally thinks he's okay when she, now a fashionista, walks by with her adoring crowd.

One of the interesting things is that when the ugly girl blackmails him into letting her mostly run the floor, she hired all ugly girls and their income went up 10%.

I know this sounds horrible, but it's amazingly funny. Sometimes movies that are meant to be funny in a different land/language, aren't in English subtitles, but boy, this one was.

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