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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Fernando Fernán Gómez ...
Roque
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Josema Yuste ...
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 ...
Guillermo Marín ...
Prior
Pedro Farrés ...
Gran Sacerdote
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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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Quotes

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 »

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
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2 January 2004 | by (auckland, new zealand) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie in Madrid when it first premiered and I was amazed. Watched a few more times with friends of mine and all of us kept watching it and using lots of lines as a day to day issue. Also got hooked into Ana Belen's singing career. Very original story and great music (for the ones who love Zarzuela as I do).


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