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El cochecito (1960)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  29 June 1987 (USA)
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Seventy-something Don Anselmo, a retired minister, becomes obsessed with owning a motorized wheelchair and fakes infirmity to get it.

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Cast overview:
José Isbert ...
Don Anselmo Proharán
Pedro Porcel ...
Carlos Proharán
José Luis López Vázquez ...
Alvarito
María Luisa Ponte ...
Matilde
Antonio Gavilán ...
Don Hilario
Lepe ...
Chus Lampreave ...
Yolanda (as María Jesús Lampreave)
Ángel Álvarez ...
Álvarez
Carmen Santonja ...
Julita (as Mari Carmen Santonja)
Antonio Riquelme ...
Doctor
María Isbert
Jesusa de Castro
Antonio Jiménez Escribano
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Septuagenarian Don Anselmo Proharan, a retired government minister, finds himself sharing living space with his son, a penurious, bourgeoisie solicitor and his family. Don Anselmo, a widower, is restricted to one room of the house, and his social life has narrowed to attending wakes, funerals, and visiting the cemetery. When his paraplegic friend Don Lucas, gets a motorized wheelchair, Proharan accompanies him to his wife's grave to leave flowers. Don Anselmo soon becomes obsessed with getting his own "little coach" and joining the subculture of other "cochetito" owners. However, when his tight-fisted son refuses to buy a chair for him, the old man tries several gambits to get one. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Don Hilario: [to Don Anselmo] After all, by the year 2000 no one will use their legs... except soccer players, of course. But everyone else will go around in coaches.
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Azcona + Isbert = masterpiece
14 January 2006 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

All of the friends of Anselmo (Pepe Isbert, a genius) have their own disabled-adapted little cars, they go anywhere they want: to the main square, to the country... Anselmo's on his own, and he feels lonely. No way! He decides he also wants one of those cars (doesn't matter if he's not a disabled person) and he'll do ANYTHING to get one: to pretend he's been left paralyzed, to steal... WHATEVER it takes.

"El cochecito" is nothing but a classic of Spanish cinema (or of cinema in general) and such a referent of European realism. It is a so funny comedy written by Rafael Azcona (maybe the best Spanish scriptwriter ever) and placed on the impoverished streets of Madrid (late 50's).

You MUSTN'T miss this one (not if you love cinema).

*My rate: 9/10


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