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Muertos de risa (1999)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  12 March 1999 (Spain)
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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. Written by Anonymous

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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 Álex de la Iglesia considered casting Fernando Esteso as Nino and Andrés Pajares as Bruno. See more »


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!
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One of the best Spanish comedies
4 March 2005 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

This is a great comedy, I really don't know a thing about Spanish TV, but it doesn't matter, for this movie speaks a universal language, the language of comedy.

Packed with scenes of absurd nature, this movie is a fantastic farce, as we follow the ridiculous careers of a pair of comedians who's fate is dictated by the public, rather than by their own decisions.

Its exaggerated drama gives the perfect tone through the entire movie, you can either follow it or just wander about the ridiculousness of every single minute. Some may regard this kind of comedy dull or dumb, but the truth is its the most simple, minimalistic, rawest, unpretentious comedy you will ever see.

Ridicule, absurdity, nonsense, drama.... you can find everything in this movie.

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