La Vida Conyugal (1993)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Sex Comedy  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Mexico  |  
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Forty years in a very dysfunctional marital relationship are covered in this curious black comedy. Beginning the morning after their wedding ceremony, Jacqueline (Socorro Bonilla) and Nicolas (Alonso Echánove) found that they were at odds with each other. Nicolas is irritated to discover that Jacqueline can't cook, and Jacqueline is apalled to discover that Nicolas doesn't want children - now or ever. They drift apart but don't divorce. Nicolas had devoted all his energies to his hardware store business and has moved into real estate, growing shiftier with each passing year. Each of them takes lovers. Jacqueline tries to inspire her lovers to kill her now-despised husband, but somehow every one of their dastardly schemes falls through.

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estrangement, hardware-store, lover, marital-problems, murder-attempt, real-estate, wedding