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Guillermo Fesser (writer)
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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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  (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
Aspect Ratio:
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Pleasant film revolves around a candid marriage who becomes involved into several troubles when they attempt to adopt a son, 4 September 2014
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

Funny flick plenty of offbeat characters , haunting mood-pieces , slapdash ,fun scenes , Kafkian situations and sense of style . Entertaining picture, fundamental for lovers of absurd humor and it has a high budget for its spectacular digital special effects . It deals with Wafer factory-owner P. Tinto (Luis Ciges) and his spouse blind Olivia (Silvia Casanova) , both of whom really wish a son of their own more than anything else in the world . Years of trying , however , have left them with nothing but a couple of strange extraterrestrial midgets (Javier Aller , Emilio Gavira) living in the spare bedroom . A series of disconcerting events result in an escaped adult mental patient who fled from an asylum ruled by a nasty director (Pepe Viyuela) ; he is called Joselito (Pablo Pinedo) and suddenly arriving at their door . P. Tinto and Olivia accept this without question and welcome him in as their wanted child .

This entertaining film packs amusement , slapstick , thrills , comic situations , tongue-in-cheek , surrealist comedy including conventional pitfalls and many other things . Sitting in a strange middle ground between the completely absurd and the stylishly cool . This is a fast crazy movie with lot of fun situations , antics , bemusement and with a bunch of very hilarious roles . Sensitive film full of good feeling , offbeat characters , haunting mood-pieces , diverting scenes and sense of style but not totally satisfactory , including some flaws . Wonderful protagonist couple , Luis Ciges/Silvia Casanova , an enjoyable marriage who become involved into problems when they decide to try adoption, then take place a series of misroutings and rare encounters . It turns out to be pleasantly fun that offers no intellectual stimulus whatsoever ; an exercise in pure amusement in which entertainment and fun are guaranteed . The amusing characters are quite odd , grotesque and weird and the film races on at incredible speed . It is a light , wistful comedy , easy to watch , and easier to love . It is as beautifully filmed as it is written and acted . The actors faithfully represent their characters and not to leave out of place the viewer at any time . Exaggerated accidents in a nonsensical world created by the writers/director : Javier/Guillermo Fesser brothers , embarrassing situations , miracles , shaking , falls, and other highlight sequences , all of them through some breathtaking special effects . In addition , a spotless pictorial cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe and a willingness , almost perfect of the elements of each shot , every sequence , every space ; being filmed in La Revilla, Burgos, Castilla y León . Aguirresarobe subsequently would make a prestigious career in Hollywood such as ¨Fright night , ¨The twilight saga: eclipse¨, ¨The road¨ , ¨The others¨ and many others . And an evocative musical score by Suso Saiz , adding songs of the 50s and 60s , including Eurovision Festival. Suso had composed nice soundtracks for films as ¨Juego De Luna¨, ¨Africa¨ and ¨Detectiva y Muerte¨. The picture achieved some prizes and nominations , as it won Goya Best Special Effects : Félix Bergés , Nominated Goya Best New Director ; in Locarno International Film Festival 1999 Won Special Mention Javier Fesser for the movie's style, humor and originality ; in Peñíscola Comedy Film Festival Won Best Cinematography : Javier Aguirresarobe and Won Best Director and Sant Jordi Awards 1999 Won Sant Jordi Best First Work : Javier Fesser .

The film was well produced by Jose Luis Garci and Enrique Lopez Lavigne , a great producer who has financed national and international hits as ¨28 weeks later¨, ¨The intruder¨, ¨Lucia y el Sexo¨ and ¨Lo Impossible¨. The motion picture was compellingly directed by Javier Fesser , as he shows us a surrealist and absurd humor applied to the characters , however he overdoes the same premise , P. Tinto's ingenuousness . Writer/Actor/Director Javier Fesser was born in 1964 in Madrid . Javier is a writer and actor, and along his brother Guillermo Fesser forms the Radio comical group ¨Gomaespuma¨ , both of them have written and directed some amusing films , such as : The great adventure of Mortadelo y Filemón (2003) , Cándida (2006) and the best movie : The miracle of P. Tinto (1998) .

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