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Bano de Damas
Bano de Damas
Actors: Eduardo Santamarina, Viviana Gibelli, Lorena Meritano
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
NR     2005     1hr 27min

Studio: Venevision Intl Films Release Date: 12/09/2008 Run time: 87 minutes


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Actors: Eduardo Santamarina, Viviana Gibelli, Lorena Meritano
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Venevision
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/04/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2003
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Movie About The Issues Faced By Latin Women
Chris Luallen | Nashville, Tennessee | 07/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"My wife is originally from Ecuador. So I am always on the lookout for South American movies we can enjoy together. "Bano de Damas" is a Peruvian film that revolves around a large cast of characters that meet and interact in the bathroom of a city bar.

Some of main female character's are Mrs Lopez (a politican's wife), Chloe Cruz (a famous singer), Antonia (the bathroom attendant), two lesbian lovers and a drunk woman. The only significant male characters are Gaviota (a gay guy who longs to get a sex change operation) and Congressman Lopez (a violent, hypocritical scumbag who is cheating on his wife).

The previous reviewer has it wrong when he insinuiates this is a sexy movie intended for a male audience. In fact, this is a movie more likely to appeal to women. As it shows the perspective of a variety of different Latinas on issues such as gender roles, abortion, pregnancy, relationships and sex.

The "bad guy" of the movie is the lying, unfaithful Congressman Lopez who ends up finally getting what he deserves at the end of the film. This movie is from the male director Micheal Katz. But the female characters and the gay guy are the heroes as they encounter the sexism, violence and homophobia of "macho" Latin society."