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El pez que fuma (1977)

| Comedy, Drama
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
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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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the best Venezuelan movie ever!!
26 April 2008 | by (Venezuela) – See all my reviews

this is the best Venezuelan film of all times and one of the best Latin American movies ever, it explains the social and moral reality of a bunch of people trying to survive in this political corrupted south American country in the 70's decade."El Pez Que Fuma" has an awesome story so it keeps the audience focused on the movie from start to end. The characters are just great since they are played for excellent actors ( Miguel Landa, Orlando Urdaneta), who after the popularity of the movie became a big great reference of the Venezuelan Film history.

I definitely think this is the best work that a Venezuelan film maker could have ever done.


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