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El pez que fuma (1977)

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A handsome young man is released from jail and goes to "El Pez Que Fuma", a bordello in the outskirts of Caracas. La Garza, its middle-aged owner, hires the young man as handy man, but soon... See full summary »

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Hilda Vera ...
La Garza
Miguel Ángel Landa ...
Dimas
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Jairo
Haydée Balza ...
Selva María
Rafael Briceño
Arturo Calderón
Nelly Meruane
Pilar Romero
Karla Luzbel
Jose Salas
Ignacio Navarro
Herminia Valdes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudio Brook
Eduardo Cortina
Carlos Flores
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A handsome young man is released from jail and goes to "El Pez Que Fuma", a bordello in the outskirts of Caracas. La Garza, its middle-aged owner, hires the young man as handy man, but soon he takes the place of the administrator, who is also La Garza's lover. Written by Edgar Soberón Torchia <estorchia@gmail.com>

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Official submission of Venezuela for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 50th Academy Awards in 1978. See more »

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One of the ten best Venezuelan movies of all the time
27 April 2000 | by (Caracas, Venezuela) – See all my reviews

Life in a Prosti-Bar somewhere between Caracas and La Guaira.

The characters are great , you get immersed in the every day life of these people, their miseries, bad living, happiness.

The story of the Venezuelan parallel life of the 70´s.

A must for every fan of Latin American cinema.


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