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The Miracle of P. Tinto (1998)

El milagro de P. Tinto (original title)
Wafer factory-owner P. Tinto and his wife Olivia want a child of their own more than anything else in the world. Years of trying, however, have left them with nothing but a pair of ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Ciges ...
Janusz Ziemniak ...
Apenao / Bartolo
Pablo Pinedo ...
Pepe Viyuela ...
Manikomien Direktorr
Andrés Calamardo ...
Tomás Sáez ...
Padre Marciano
Sonia Calamardo ...
Olivia niña
Manuel Román ...
Profesor cursillos
Montse G. Romeu ...
Profesora cursillos (as Montse García Romeu)
Carlos Lucas ...
Bruto Pomeroy ...
Padre en gasolinera
Pietro Olivera ...
Cura suplente / Cocinero Bailarín
Goizalde Núñez ...
Olivia joven
Bermúdez ...
P. Tinto joven (as Carlos Soto)
Pedro Cuesta ...
Camionero La Zamorana


Wafer factory-owner P. Tinto and his wife Olivia want a child of their own more than anything else in the world. Years of trying, however, have left them with nothing but a pair of extraterrestrial midgets living in the spare bedroom. When they decide to try adoption, a series of misroutings and chance encounters results in an escaped adult mental patient arriving at their door with adoption papers in hand. P. Tinto and Olivia accept this without question and welcome him in as their son. Can this family arrangement work? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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18 December 1998 (Spain)  »

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7 August 1999 | by (Coventry, England) – See all my reviews

Good film, I loved it.

El Milagro de P.Tinto is a mixture of the slapstick and the sick humour, a sort of "slapsick", if you will. It takes pains not to base the film in reality (which is a good thing: all too often comedy is sacrificed to the god of reality - why? Life appears to be more tragedy than comedy). The visual effects are nicely realised, and the humour leaps out of every frame. If you´re an English-speaker who is learning Spanish, you could do a lot worse than see this film, as the humour is very visual, so it is easy to understand.

But most of the Spanish people I´ve been talking to absolutely hated it. They all say the same thing: that the film is stupid, a silly, pointless film with little to recommend it. The question is: is your local cinema a place for such a film?

The thing is, I came, I saw it, I laughed (a lot), and I left. It was a good way to pass a couple of hours. After all, isn´t that what cinema´s about, entertainment? And P.Tinto certainly entertained. It is a witty, observational view of the world (if a little warped). The cinematography is excellent, and it takes pains to replicate the atmosphere created by other classic films (the opening sequence, set in the psychiatric hospital is a good example, as is the parody of E.T.).

So, come on, Spain - stop worrying about the intellectual impact of the movie and see El Milagro de P.Tinto for what it really is: a bloody good laugh.

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