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The Garden of Delights (1970)
"El jardín de las delicias" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  3 May 1972 (Sweden)
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The greedy relatives of an amnesic and paralytic 45 years old millionaire try him to recover his memory by any means.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Luis López Vázquez ...
Antonio
Luchy Soto ...
Luchy
Francisco Pierrá ...
Don Pedro
Charo Soriano ...
Actriz
Lina Canalejas ...
Tía
Julia Peña ...
Julia
Mayrata O'Wisiedo ...
Enfermera
Esperanza Roy ...
Nicole
Alberto Alonso ...
Tony
Luis Peña ...
Ejecutivo
José Nieto ...
Ejecutivo
Antonio Canal ...
Ejecutivo (as Tony Canal)
Eduardo Calvo ...
Amigo 4
Marisa Porcel ...
Criada
Luisa Fernanda Gaona ...
Criada
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Surreal look at a family's attempts to shock, bully, frighten, coach, and cajole Antonio Cano into regaining his memory and his management powers after an auto accident. He's middle-aged, wealthy, the leader of a family corporation. After the accident he can't remember his Swiss bank account numbers, can't sign documents, and can't lead his board of directors. His father needs Antonio's recovery to keep family control of the corporation, and Antonio's wife, children, and mistress want access to Antonio's money. They stage elaborate recreations of traumas in his childhood that mix with his own memories and hallucinations. Will they succeed? Will he come out of it? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Dull Political Allegory? Satire?
28 June 2001 | by (New Haven, CT) – See all my reviews

This film was very dull and uninvolving. Perhaps it is a political allegory, for which I have no interest or understanding. Someone called it a comedy, but I didn't laugh once, nor did I noticed any attempts at humor. Most of the time I didn't know why the characters were saying what they were, if they were lying, who knew what... it was all very unresolved. Who were the man's advisaries? Who were his enemies, why?

At one point the father keeps asking "what's the Swiss bank account number?" Okay, so that shows he's greedy, but it isn't very clever or interesting or dramatic. Everybody in this film is greedy, which ruins the drama.


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