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 »
Join host Ben Lyons for our live conversation with Mike Colter, star of "Jessica Jones," and Rachael Harris, star of "Lucifer," as we discuss their latest projects and history in Hollywood. Tune into Amazon.com/IMDbAsks on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT to watch, live chat, and even ask a question yourself! This livestream is best viewed on laptops, desktops, and tablets.
In the post Spanish civil war years, Catalan kids would sit in circles among the ruins and tell stories, known as "aventis" (the film's original title in Catalan, its original language). ... See full summary »
A girl, who lives together with her cousin who earns some money by dealing and her boyfriend who is a policeman, is regularly transporting some drugs from Morocco for her cousin. As all of ... See full summary »
Isabel, donna ricca e matura, è ossessionata da un presunto blocco sessuale e cerca di farsi curare dalla giovane psichiatra Ana. Nel frattempo, Antonio, giovane e affascinante, la seduce ... See full summary »
Juan flees Madrid and an incestuous relationship with his sister, Ana, working at a mine on the Andalucian coast. When his friendship with Rosario, a local shop girl, becomes romance, Ana ... See full summary »
Mommy's boy Juantxo is engaged. Dragged to the party by his friends Konradin and Paco, he loses his expensive wedding ring inside the body of a prostitute. Mafioso whorehouse owner ... See full summary »
Juanma Bajo Ulloa
Fernando Guillén Cuervo,
Alberto San Juan
Manu Aranguren is the contact person from the Spanish government in the negotiations with terrorist group ETA. But the dialog is influenced by errors and chance, leaving the personal relationships of the negotiators as key to its outcome.
Maria, a Colombian nurse who lost her daughter at the hands of three militiamen, travels to the Spanish Canary Islands accompanied by her youngest son to find one of the killers and get her... See full synopsis »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Everyone has their own side of the story. Franco's Entertainment Censorship Commission has a hard bone to chew with EL CASTO JOSE, operetta that, according to them, attacks the family values, church, Franco and even the laws of decency.
The whole ensemble has been taken by the police to be interrogated, and as everyone of them has a different point of view on the same subject, they all say different things and some truths that should have remained secret, come to light.
The young author, inspired by the classic zarzuela LA CORTE DE FARAON, has only expressed his feelings and made another version on the story of José and the Egyptian Pharaoh. Never intending to mock or ridicule the government or the church. But, as each one of them sees only what they want to see, they will stay there until everything gets cleared up. The good this is, they will do it while eating a huge paella, courtesy of Mr. Roque, the author's father.
The comedy is very agile, funny and well written. Banderas, Belén, López Vázquez, Fernán Gómez, and everybody else, are superb. Not to be missed either!
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?