MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,947 this week

La corte de Faraón (1985)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 252 users  
Reviews: 4 user

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 »

Writers:

(operetta), (operetta), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 76 titles
created 24 May 2012
 
a list of 118 titles
created 10 Jul 2012
 
a list of 283 titles
created 10 Jul 2012
 
a list of 1535 titles
created 18 Sep 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: La corte de Faraón (1985)

La corte de Faraón (1985) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of La corte de Faraón.
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Sarah Taylor, a police psychologist, meets a mysterious and seductive young man, Tony Ramirez, and falls in love with him. As a result of this relationship, she changes her personality when... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hall
Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Antonio Banderas, Dennis Miller
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The movie tells the story of a family of commediants that work in the towns of Spain during the 40's and 50's. Life gets very taugh for them since they cannot compete any longer with the ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Fernán Gómez
Stars: José Sacristán, Laura del Sol, Juan Diego
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A woman's lover leaves her, and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. She confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she. Meanwhile her girlfriend is afraid the police... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano
The Body (2001)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A crucified body dated back to the 1st century A.D is uncovered at an ancient cave in Jerusalem. Trouble ensues as word spreads.

Director: Jonas McCord
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Gwyn Marcus has always wanted a marriage like her parents. She has just accepted the proposal of her boyfriend Matt, but she has misgivings about their future together. Her fear of ... See full summary »

Director: David Frankel
Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Mia Farrow, Antonio Banderas
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson star in this gripping political thriller about a man with the power to see the fate of missing people - with the exception of his own beloved wife.

Director: Christopher Hampton
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, Rubén Blades
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Chile, second half of the 20th century. The poor Esteban marries Clara and they get a daughter, Blanca. Esteban works hard and eventually gets money to buy a hacienda, eventually to become ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Maria Conchita Alonso
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After his son dies, an elderly man comes back to Spain from the US and hopes to find out which of his granddaughters is true, and which one is bastard.

Director: José Luis Garci
Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Rafael Alonso, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo
My Spy (2008)
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Henry Durand is a young federal agent who is given a difficult assignment: spy on his mother and her boyfriend who is suspected of leading a gang of art thieves.

Director: George Gallo
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Meg Ryan, Colin Hanks
Trout (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: José Luis García Sánchez
Stars: Héctor Alterio, Juan Amigo, Ofelia Angélica
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: José Luis García Sánchez
Stars: Ana Belén, Francisco Rabal, Imanol Arias
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Angelino Fons
Stars: Ana Belén, Francisco Rabal, María Luisa San José
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana Belén ...
Mari Pili / Lota / Sul
Fernando Fernán Gómez ...
Roque
...
Josema Yuste ...
Tarsicio / Putifar
Agustín González ...
Padre Calleja
Quique Camoiras ...
Corcuera / Faraón
Mary Carmen Ramírez ...
Fernanda / La Reina
Juan Diego ...
Roberto
Guillermo Montesinos ...
Antonio
María Luisa Ponte ...
Patricia
Millán Salcedo ...
Copero de S.M.
Antonio Gamero ...
Ramírez
Luis Ciges ...
Huete
Guillermo Marín ...
Prior
Pedro Farrés ...
Gran Sacerdote
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on operetta

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 1985 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

The Court of the Pharaoh  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Fernanda: Es que yo no entiendo a los ateos, porque si no hubiera Dios, còmo iba a haber esas cosas tan ricas?
See more »

Connections

Version of La corte de faraón (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Garrotín
Music by Vicente Lleó
Lyrics by Guillermo Perrín and Miguel de Palacios
Performed by Antonio Banderas, Quique Camoiras & Josema Yuste
Produced by Luis Cobos
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of the best Spanish comedies
28 January 1999 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

It's simply hilarious! On the opening night, the actors, writer and producers of an "opereta" are arrested on the most far-fetched acussations. The story unfolds as the several characters make their affidavits: the impoverished actress engaged to the producer's wife's son (who is a Mama's boy and an homosexual); the monk forced by his superior to join the cast as the "Chaste Joseph" because the production is for charity purposes, the rich, bourgeoise producer and his diva of a wife, who appear to be conservative, religious and supporters of Franco's regime, when in fact they are immoral and anarchists. The most funny parts are Ana Belén's naïve attempts to seduce the "Chaste Joseph" (Banderas) and get him to marry her, instead of her foolish boyfriend, and her mother's fear that she will stay single for life, as she has already survived three boyfriends.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does anyone know where I can can a version with English subtitles? ccmiller1492
Discuss La corte de Faraón (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?