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No desearás la mujer del vecino (1971)

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Pedro
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Susana (as Silvia Koscina)
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Inés (as Ira de Furstemberg)
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Mariano (as Aldo Giuffre)
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Visitación (as Mary Carmen Prendes)
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Felipe - el bombero
Ricardo Merino ...
Vecino Amanerado
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Pura
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Mánager de Felipe
Saturno Cerra
Ángel Menéndez
María Dolores Tovar ...
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Amparo Climent
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Felipe - el boxeador
Alfredo Santacruz ...
Médico (as Alfredo Santa Cruz)
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24 December 1972 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

La strana legge del Dr. Menga  »

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Italian censorship visa # 61586 delivered on 22-12-1972. See more »

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27 August 2006 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Yes, it's an open machist comedy, made in 1971, but in this aspect not really different from other new Spanish comedies of the 90's and 00's (Airbag, Torrente, and so on).

This movie, done at the end of the franquist regime, can be viewed as a testimony of those times, when Spain was socially divided between the perpetuation of its traditional conservatist order and values and a social social change that was patent abroad and in many ways attained the society and the new generation. "La movida" can be seen as an extreme manifestation of this movement of social liberalization, 15 years later than it happened in other western countries.

"No desearas a la mujer de tu vecino" is a good example of what could be done at this time, with some political and social references almost impossible 5 years before. Just speaking overtly about homosexuality, even in this pejorative manner, was in many ways a courageous attempt because it faced a silly censure. So before judging this movie with the values of our time, it seems better to replace it in its historical context. The first James Bond movies and their "Sean Connery style" have eventually much less excuses for their vision of gender relationships, for example. And the true incapacity of the "macho men" to satisfy the important sexual appetite of their women in the movie is quite ambiguous...

Apart from that, you can see some points that would become recurrent in the Spanish comedies made during the democracy: sense of absurd, caricature, antiheroes, sexuality, etc. Transitions are OK. The technical aspect is not bad, too. In brief, I have seen many more recent comedies much less funnier than this, even if you're not going to lose anything not seeing it.


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