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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Fernando Tobajas
Martine Audó ...
Arabel Lee
José María Mompín ...
Augusto
Charo Soriano ...
Marisa
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Boswell
Maribel Ayuso ...
Clarita
Eduardo Calvo ...
Calvo
Ángel Álvarez ...
Álvarez
Ricardo G. Lilló ...
Lillo (as Ricardo Lillo)
Isabel Mestres ...
Sandra
Luis Ciges ...
Wiz-Buete
Sergio Mendizábal ...
Idiazabal (as Sergio Mendizabal)
Antonio Almorós ...
Norberto
Vicente Haro ...
Maitre
Pedro Beltrán ...
Cojo
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Eleven years ago Fernando Tobajas, a man of a certain age, decided to live in the bathroom, in which he created a small apartment, and never leaves it. Tobajas has given up everything except vanity, and his contacts with the world are reduced to visits from friends and messages sent through the toilet inside aspirin tubes in the hope that someone will receive them and know about his existence. Arabel Lee, a beautiful girl, finds one of those messages. Written by jsanchez

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27 October 1976 (Spain)  »

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L'anachorète  »

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Surprising and intelligent spanish movie
22 February 2001 | by (Reus, Spain) – See all my reviews

The main character of "El anacoreta" is a man (wonderful Fernan Gómez) who has decided to live in his bathroom and not going outside never (well, the bathroom is pretty big). The movie follows this special man in his routine life and specially when he writes messages to anonymous addressees, putting them in bottles and throwing them by the WC. One of these messages arrives to "destiny" as one girl from Italia picks one bottle from the sea and comes to visit the man. The movie has two special points of interest: 1) its amazing originality and 2) its wonderful portrait of a man loneliness. "El anacoreta" is one of the best spanish movies of the 70s.


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