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Welcome Mr. Marshall! (1953)
"Bienvenido Mister Marshall" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  4 April 1953 (Spain)
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After finding out that North American people are visiting the Spanish villages, the citizens of Villar del Río start preparing themselves to welcome them when they arrive.


(as Luis G. Berlanga)


(story) (as J.A. Bardem) , (story) (as L.G. Berlanga) , 3 more credits »
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witty while full of commentary
7 October 2004 | by (Indiana, USA) – See all my reviews

This film is an excellent and witty portrayal of Franco's post-war Spain. There are many hidden agendas and underlying stereotypes of both the American and Spanish people. The more you watch the movie, the more one-liners you catch. The order in which the camera bounces from person to person always has a meaning. This style of exposition is unique and refreshing. The dream sequence contains many of the stereotypes held by the Spanish towards the American people. The people of the village change their town into what they think the Americans want to see, even though they have the wrong idea about them. The best part is all this content is delivered in a comedic fashion, which lets you enjoy the underlying commentary.

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