Mauricio is a Frenchman who arrived in Barcelona fleeing from justice. He takes refuge in a pension in Chinatown (today called Raval) and falls in love with Pilar, the niece of the owner. ... See full summary »
In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor man at your table" dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person... See full summary »
Luis García Berlanga
José Luis López Vázquez,
Neville, extraordinary director with titles as "La Torre de los siete jorobados" 1944, "El crimen de la Calle Bordadores" 1946, "El Marqués de Salamanca" 1948, "El ultimo caballo" 1950 ... rehearsed comedy episodes, and does so without doubt one of his best films, perhaps the funniest, the most it comedy at its best. Is full of light humor, manners and healthy. The second episode, looser than the others, is not signed by French filmmaker Lefrauc individual.
The episodes presented by Pedro Porcel describe Interest Introduction to Film shots of streets, squares, bars and bullring "Cosos".
The theme of the film is how it changes the lives of people to find by chance, a lot of money. The first episode is great, full of grace and an Andalusian humor Spacious, light and where Fernan Gomez again shows his talent for comedy, the second episode is the less fun and more convoluted, the subtraction algorithm which coherence to Neville triptych, the third episode is the best, hilarious and brilliant, a little masterpiece, with an memorable, delicious and great mourning companies Actors Antonio Vico and Irene Caba Alba, the Fourth is downright fun to work effective and Antonio Casal and Rafael Alonso.
The true value of this film is a Time Travel (50 years before), through the streets of two beautiful Spanish cities: Seville (The Royal Tobacco Factory, The Portugal Pavilion, Golden Tower, La Giralda ... ) and Salamanca (the facade of the University, the Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral, the Convent of San Esteban ...), in addition to a fun tour "castiza" culture: flamenco, wine, women, picaresque, bulls and art , lots of art...
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