In the early Spanish Civil Post-war, in Madrid, during the most hard times of the Franco dictatorship, a group of second-rate players try to get out of their wretched lives taking advantage... See full summary »

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Roque
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Padre Calleja
Quique Camoiras ...
Corcuera / Faraón
Mary Carmen Ramírez ...
Fernanda / La Reina
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Roberto
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Antonio
María Luisa Ponte ...
Patricia
Millán Salcedo ...
Copero de S.M.
Antonio Gamero ...
Ramírez
Luis Ciges ...
Guillermo Marín ...
Prior
Pedro Farrés ...
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In the early Spanish Civil Post-war, in Madrid, during the most hard times of the Franco dictatorship, a group of second-rate players try to get out of their wretched lives taking advantage of the artistic caprices of the son of a rich man who supports the regime. They try to stage a Pre-war 'zarzuela' (a sort of Spanish operetta), 'La Corte Del Faraón', which ironically, thirty years later, is too obscene for the regime censorship. They finally manage to perform the 'zarzuela' but end up in the police station where they confirm that justice depends on which side are you on Written by Paco Delgado <fdelgad@bib.upv.es>

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26 September 1985 (Spain)  »

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The Court of the Pharaoh  »

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Fernanda: Es que yo no entiendo a los ateos, porque si no hubiera Dios, còmo iba a haber esas cosas tan ricas?
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Version of La corte de faraón (1944) See more »

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Yo soy el casto José
Music by Vicente Lleó
Lyrics by Guillermo Perrín and Miguel de Palacios
Performed by Antonio Banderas
Produced by Luis Cobos
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One Funny Flick
30 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

There's lots of humor here, subtle and obvious. I'm sorry it's not in wider distribution in the States - I've seen a print with English subtitles, and it was very, very funny.

The stagehand's comment when Banderas is inadverdently exposed is by itself worth the price of admission.


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