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Amanece, que no es poco (1989)

A village and the crazy situations encountered by its citizens.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
José Sazatornil ...
Cabo Gutiérrez (as José Sazatornil 'Saza')
Carmen de Lirio ...
Doña Rocío - su señora
Francisco Martínez ...
Sixto - su hijo
Ovidi Montllor ...
Pascual
Carmen Rodríguez ...
Su mujer
Rafael Díaz ...
Fermín
Amada Tercero ...
Su mujer
Cassen ...
Cura párroco (as Casto Sendra 'Cassen')
Manuel Alexandre ...
Paquito - su padre
María Ángeles Ariza ...
Merceditas - su prima
Rafael Alonso ...
El Alcalde
Fedra Lorente ...
Susan - su amiga
Cris Huerta ...
Tirso - el mesonero (as Chris Huertas)
Elisa Belmonte ...
Soprano
María I. González ...
Pianista
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A village and the crazy situations encountered by its citizens.

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17 January 1989 (Spain)  »

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Dawn Breaks, Which Is No Small Thing  »

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Cascales: Can we swap roles?
Teodoro: What?
Cascales: I'll swap you my role for yours.
Teodoro: Yeah, sure. Of course. I overcame a degree in engineering, I get a fuckin' great job at Oklahoma, and now I give you my character, so that you can perhaps clean your ass with it. So, don't bugger, man, don't bugger.
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Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Elisa Belmonte
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Surrealist film with several known actors , ridiculous moments and embarrassing situations
8 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

Absurde , choral and upsetting story dealing with Professor Teodoro (Antonio Resines) of Oklahoma University who along with his father (Luis Ciges) are traveling around Europa on a motorcycle with sidecar when they arrive in a village where happens fantastic happenings . As the priest (Cassen) carries out a particular mass , the Mayor (Rafael Alonso) has problems with neighbours who want to share his woman (Fedra Lorente) , people knows the William Faulkner's novels , while a Corporal (Jose Sazatoril ¨Saza¨) of Guardia Civil has to face strange events . Then there appears some students from American Euton University , Belgian meteorologists and many others things.

A numerous cast plays a lot of characters and forty protagonists , at least . Screenwriter , Director Jose Luis Cuerda tells his special humor in which blends life , death , religion sex and songs . This rural comedy relies on repetitive situations , silly scenes and absurd deeds . Strange happenings occur on the village and surroundings , as men grow on lands , raining rice , a chore of the Russian Army singing and dancing in the church , Mayor's hanging , rare levitation , among others . This highly valuable tale results to be a surrealist comedy with an excellent Spanish-all-star cast as Antonio Resines , Jose Sazatornil, Rafael Alonso , Aurora Bautista , Gabino Diego and a notorious secondary cast as Fernando Valverde , Pastora Vega , Luis Ciges , Fedra Lorente , Ovidio Montllor , Rosalia dans , Manuel Alexandre , Guillermo Montesino , Rosalia Dans , Violeta Cela and many others . The actors say rare and embarrassing dialogs in utter seriousness.

It is a disconcerting flick by Jose Luis Cuerda who also efficiently wrote/produced/directed and resulted to get an acceptable success at Spanish Box office . Cuerda is a veteran professional , being his film debut ¨Pares and Nones¨ a typical Madrid comedy . He subsequently directed ¨El Bosque Animado¨ also with script by notorious Rafael Azcona and based on Wenceslao Fernandez Florez's novel . He followed directing failures as a drama titled ¨Viuda De Capitan Contreras¨ and more comedies as ¨La Marrana¨ and ¨Tocando Fondo¨ . His greatest success corresponds as producer , as he produced hits for Alejandro Amenabar as ¨Tesis¨ and ¨Abre Los Ojos¨, among others . His highly-acclaimed and successful movie was ¨Lengua De Mariposas¨ , it has a rating as better than average and is a beautiful and powerful film . His most personal movies were two comedies with a peculiar and surrealist sense of humor , this ¨Amanece Que no Es Poco¨ and the following titled ¨Asi en el Cielo Como en Tierra¨ but in anti-religion tendency .


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