"Cinema of the neighborhood" (Cine de barrio in Spanish) is a self produced TV program of the Spanish public broadcasting corporation. It consists of broadcasting movies of the typical Spanish cinema of the 50's, 60's and early 70's... that frequently means the worst Spanish movies. This one is a great example of the so called "Landism" (Landismo in Spanish) which was those movies with showed a peculiar idea of cinema and very characteristic for almost always the same actors and actresses (Alfredo Landa, who gives his name to the Landism, Paco Martínez Soria, Lina Morgan, Manolo Garisa, Manolo Escobar, Mónica Randal, Manolo Gómez Bur, ...), similar arguments, long women's legs, and a Spanish nerd or redneck man among others.
"Vente a Alemania, Pepe" (Come to Germany, Pepe) anyway could be seen as a sociological movie about the emigration to Germany during the 60's: the promised paradise (not so paradise at last), the difficulties to get accustomed to a new country, the melancholy of the emigrants about their country... and, of course, the hard censorship that flows all over the movie... don't forget we're in 1971, still the hard days of repression during the last years of the dictatorship of General Franco. The movie pretends to show us Antonio Ferrandis (the character of a medical doctor) , who is supposed to be an exiled for political reasons, maybe for being socialist or communist or just a defender of freedom during the war, and show him as a bitter and bitterer man who doesn't worth any opportunity for a new life, for a new hope of free thinking, free acting or free behavior beyond the "law" of the dictatorship.
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