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Rafael Azcona (original idea)
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  (in credits order)
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Fernando
Martine Audó ... Arabel Lee
José María Mompín ... Augusto
Charo Soriano ... Marisa
Claude Dauphin ... 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
Rafael Albaicín ... Lenteja
Enrique Soto ... Inspector
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Sánchez Polack ... Sr. Polack (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Juan Estelrich 
Writing credits
Rafael Azcona (original idea)

Rafael Azcona (screenplay) &
Juan Estelrich (screenplay)

Rafael Azcona (dialogue) &
Juan Estelrich (dialogue)

Produced by
José Manuel M. Herrero .... line producer
Cinematography by
Alejandro Ulloa (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Pedro del Rey 
Set Decoration by
Jacques Chambert 
Makeup Department
Josefa Morales .... hair stylist
Adolfo Ponte .... makeup artist
Manolita Ponte .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Esteban Gutiérrez .... assistant director
Arnault Montelambert .... assistant director
Art Department
Juan Alonso .... construction coordinator
Fernando Marquerie .... property master
Sound Department
Manuel Ferreiro .... sound
Enrique Molinero .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Enrique Cerezo .... camera aide
Laureano López .... still photographer
Eduardo Noé .... camera operator
Guillermo Peña .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosa García .... costumer
Editorial Department
Marisa O'Donnell .... assistant editor
Blanca Rodríguez .... editorial aide
Other crew
Marisol Carnicero .... production aide
Alfredo Matas .... presenter
Isabel Mulá .... script supervisor
Luis Vázquez .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"El anacoreta" - Spain (original title)
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108 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Surprising and intelligent spanish movie, 22 February 2001
Author: MRBICKLE from Reus, Spain

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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