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Guillermo Fesser (writer)
Javier Fesser (writer)
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Release Date:
18 December 1998 (Spain) See more »
Wafer factory-owner P. Tinto and his wife Olivia want a child of their own more than anything else in the world... See more » | Add synopsis »
5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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One of the most hilarious films I've ever seen See more (12 total) »


  (in credits order)
Luis Ciges ... P. Tinto
Janusz Ziemniak ... Apenao / Bartolo
Pablo Pinedo ... Joselito
Pepe Viyuela ... Manikomien Direktorr
Andrés Calamardo ... P. Tinto niño
Tomás Sáez ... Padre Marciano
Sonia Calamardo ... Olivia niña
Manuel Román ... Profesor cursillos
Montse G. Romeu ... Profesora cursillos (as Montse García Romeu)
Carlos Lucas ... Gasolinero
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
Juan Manuel Chiapella ... P. Tinto original
Germán Montaner ... Crispín
Ricardo Arroyo ... Vendedor casa
Javier Aller ... Marcianito 1 (José Ramón)
Emilio Gavira ... Marcianito 2 (El Teniente)
Eduardo Gómez ... Cartero
Silvia Casanova ... Olivia
Alberto Fesser ... Sr. Pelaez
Pipa García Aráez ... Sra. Peláez
Xaquín García González ... Francisco Joaquín Peláez (Joven promesa)
Antonio Macumona ... Niño Motumbu
Paco Bitorosa ... Niño Adoptis Mundi
Janfri Topera ... Usillos
Nuria González ... Madrastra
Arturo Mesa ... Gemelo 1
Daniel Mesa ... Gemelo 2
Luchi López ... Madre de Joselito (as Luchy López)
Isidro Alonso Nava ... Operador Grúa Grosnik
Chema Remacha ... El Papa
Gema Castaño ... Chica Eurovisión
Derrick Volpena ... Comandante NASA
Pedro Lazaga ... Official NASA
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan Luis Cano ... Ovni Topollino Coupé (voice)
Steve Emerson ... Oficial NASA (voice)
Sohrab Farzaneh Candón ... Ulecia (as Shorah Farzaneh)
Javier Fesser ... Narrador NU-DO (voice)
Luis Ignacio González ... Mikasa (voice)
Claudio Rodríguez ... Narrador Posneck / Secretario Papal (voice)

Directed by
Javier Fesser 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Guillermo Fesser  writer
Javier Fesser  writer

Produced by
Gustavo Ferrada .... executive producer
José Luis Garci .... producer
Enrique López Lavigne .... associate producer
Luis Manso .... producer
Original Music by
Suso Sáiz 
Cinematography by
Javier Aguirresarobe 
Film Editing by
Guillermo Represa 
Art Direction by
César Macarrón 
Production Management
Marina Ortiz .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pedro Lazaga .... first assistant director
Sound Department
José María Bloch .... sound recordist
David Calleja .... sound mixer
David Calleja .... sound re-recording mixer
Manuel Carrión .... foley artist
James Muñoz .... sound editor
Marc Orts .... assistant re-recording mixer
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
Special Effects by
David Campos .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Ricardo G. Elipe .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Belón .... second assistant camera
Javier Fesser .... camera operator
Salvador Gómez Calle .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Javier Mosqueda .... vtr editing
Other crew
Yuyi Beringola .... script supervisor
Daniel Cebrián .... script supervisor
Luis Fernández Lago .... production assistant
Rosa García Merino .... publicity director
Jorge Simonet .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"El milagro de P. Tinto" - Spain (original title)
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106 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »

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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
One of the most hilarious films I've ever seen, 20 February 2003
Author: Oskado from Kingman, Arizona

This film is wonderful. It opens with a superbly parodied Kafka parody in black and white set in an insane asylum, complete with Polish dialogue, subtitles, and bureaucratic "Fraktur-ized" Spanish signs and directives all about. It ends with a black and white newsreel from years earlier, and in between occurs some of the wildest comedy I've ever seen, including Martians, a time machine, an African child delivered in answer to an adoption prayer, a remodel contractor who goes bezerk, an express train that roars by every twenty-five years... I could go on and on, since that's just what the film does, with one wild idea after the next. Certain ideas which seemed in questionable taste or too corny at first encounter I grew to appreciate as time progressed, since the wild ideas of this film are cleverly developed, not simply dropped in search of new inspiration.

The central plot of the film is a man's longing for a suitable heir to the Pinto family enterprise, a "oblea" - communion wafer factory, and his struggle to conserve a centuries-long contract with the Vatican - that is, if he can't make more money by going into pizza or quick-order chicken. But this film has several parallel plots (as more of today's novels should) which I won't describe. I don't wish to spoil anyone's fun by over-divulging.

My DVD version came with a choice of English and French subtitles. Of course for the Polish scenes, Spanish ones are automatic. It is not necessary to know Spanish to love this film, but try to appreciate the tone and style of the Martians' speech. This film is a delight! Wonderful! It's rated, I believe, suitable for all audiences - at least all Spanish audiences. There is sexual humor, however, and some death (black humor) - indeed, there's about every sort of non-crude humor ever devised. Still, I would hesitate to show it to young children.

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