A low-class baker accidentally gets to know an attractive but bitter fiancée. By getting her snobby, dead-pan family to spend some time with his scumbag friends, he changes their lives, while at the time stealing the girl's heart.
Gilberto Martínez Solares
It's summer break, so Toto (Altomaro) and Quique (Mora) can dream their life away by biking around their neighbourhood and spying on Quique's maid, Chabelita (Aguirre). When Toto's young ... See full summary »
A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent ... See full summary »
A cinematic essay that takes us through different couples who allow us to penetrate their intimacy. Irene and Federico meet by chance after ten years of not seeing each other. Manuel is ... See full summary »
Manuel Castro Rosas,
Mainly a vehicle for Tin-Tan, EL FANTASMA DE LA OPERETTA is pretty much what one would expect if they've seen his other films. However, he is pretty funny and the film has its moments.
Aldo (Tin-Tan) and his girlfriend Lucy (Peluffo) decide to reopen an abandoned theater to run operettas in. Unbeknownst to them, there's an angry Phantom haunting the place, hideously burned in a fire of his own making years earlier. Aldo starts dressing up like the Phantom to scare people for a laugh and hilarity ensues.
The movie is really loosely based on "The Phantom of the Opera", but there are some classic scenes. The Phantom plays his melody on a violin, and much of the time shadowed on the wall. The unmasking is pretty stupid, and the makeup is poorly thought out (he even has what looks like a pair of poorly-fitted fake buck teeth sticking out).
The sets are pretty neat and there are a few funny musical numbers. Rather hard to find, but worth a watch if you're a Phantom or Tin-Tan fan, but not much here for anyone else. 5/10 in my book.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?