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Muertos de risa (1999)

Nino and Bruno are two comedians who reach the heights of success with their duo act, turning them into huge TV celebrities. However, the hate between them grows as fast, and as much, as their fame.

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Cast

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Nino
El Gran Wyoming ...
Bruno
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Julián
Carla Hidalgo ...
Laura
Eduardo Gómez ...
El Pobre Tino
José María Íñigo ...
Himself
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Himself
Manuel Tallafé ...
El Mago Silber
Jesús Bonilla ...
Sargento '23 F'
Alfonso Lussón ...
Berasategui, el productor
Ramón Barea ...
Realizador '23 F'
Rafael Luna ...
Ricky, el peluquero
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Legionario brutal
Ramón Churruca ...
Legionario brutal (as Ramón Txurruca)
Sergio Pazos ...
Legionario brutal
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Nino and Bruno are two comedians who reach the heights of success with their duo act, turning them into huge TV celebrities. However, the hate between them grows as fast, and as much, as their fame.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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12 March 1999 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

A nevetés halála  »

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€3,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Director Alex de la Iglesia made a cameo as a staff member on a tv show See more »

Quotes

Bruno: Baja ahora mismo que no quiero manchar la tapicería del coche.
Nino: ¿Y si no me bajo?
Bruno: Entonces tendré que manchar la tapicería del coche.
Vecino indignado: ¡Que pasa ahi! ¿Es que se ha vuelto loco? ¡Voy a llamar a la policía!
Bruno: ¡Eh! ¡No me pise el césped o disparo! ¡Esta es nuestra casa y hacemos lo que nos da la gana!
Vecino indignado: ¡Cuidado! No hable con él señora que es peligroso.
Bruno: ¡Eso! ¡No hable conmigo! ¡No me dirijan la palabra que me acaban de taladrar un pie y estoy muy nervioso!
Vecina desdentada: ¡Son unos cerdos degenerados! ¡Como todos los ...
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Libre
Written by José Luis Armenteros and Pablo Herrero
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so absurd it's scary
10 July 2004 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film, if not for its comprehension, then at least for its outrageous, odd characters and plot. I love the surreal imagery, and although it has some dirty, disturbing scenes, the point of view is so unaffected and indifferent that its even humorous. This movie is a dark comedy, because it deals with many issues that in reality would be disturbing: death, insanity, loneliness, envy, hatred, etc....And yet the film attempts quite indifferently to use these motifs in its humor.

There are also many subtle details in the movie that catch you by surprise, disgust, or shock. For example in one scene when nino is talking to his manager in prison, in the background you will see a woman with her top open and....well, you get it.

I don't think this movie is perfect, but I appreciate the artistic freedom it took to make it, and the violent, absurd, insane, vile shocks from its twists and turns that leave you strangely and happily confused.


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