Lopez, treated derisively by all as Lopitos, is a humble but loyal citizen of Los Cocos Republic, working as an assistant at the chancellery, helping to process visas. Through a sudden ... See full summary »
Lopez, treated derisively by all as Lopitos, is a humble but loyal citizen of Los Cocos Republic, working as an assistant at the chancellery, helping to process visas. Through a sudden series of events, namely the fear of the number 13 by the Los Cocos Ambassador, a strict protocol, three military coups and a revolution, all successful in the same day, with as much changes in governments, and ambassadors, Lopitos becomes the ambassador. Just when a powerful international struggle is taking place, and the Red and Green factions are vying to attract all the yet undecided votes amongst the nations of the world, to convene soon in an international conference to decide who will govern the world. It happens all nations have either lined up behind the "Green" banner, led by the money oriented Dolaronia, or the "Red" ideology, whose figurehead is the prime minister of socialist Pepeslavia; except, of course, the recently appointed civil government of Los Cocos. With the votes divided ... Written by
Cantinflas made a nice history about the political situation of the world during Cold War focus also on Mexican issues. He relates the political concepts as the looks of a Mexican plate called "tamales" (as long as there are red sauce, green sauce and sweet tamales, you can imagine which political sides fits with the flavor), and also shows the vices of the Mexican bureaucracy.
He played a little with the Cuban Revolution and also gave us a laugh over the spy movements of each side in order to try to get his vote to their side.
But the most important moment is his speech, where, instead of giving his vote to any side, he asks the world to let any country to decide freely their destiny, as long as he wishes a world of peace. His last worlds are strumming.
"A man said 'love each other' but we changed to 'war each other' ".
Yes, he can be a hippie in the middle of the U.N. but his message was tender and shape at the same time. A lot of people still things that this comedian would be a great President if he wanted to be it.
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