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Captain Pantoja and the Special Services (2000)
"Pantaleón y las visitadoras" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  27 September 2002 (USA)
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The Peruvian army captain Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen by his superiors to set up a special service of 'visitors' to satisfy the sexual needs of the ... See full summary »

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Mónica Sánchez ...
Pochita
Pilar Bardem ...
Chuchupe
Gianfranco Brero ...
General Collazos
Gustavo Bueno ...
Coronel López
Carlos Kaniowsky ...
Padre Beltrán
Sergio Galliani ...
Teniente Bacacorzo
Tatiana Astengo ...
Pechuga
Pold Gastello ...
Chupito
Carlos Tuccio ...
General Scavino
Aristóteles Picho ...
El Sinchi
César Bravo ...
Palomino Ríoalto
Basilio Soraluz ...
Sinforoso Caihuas
Norka Ramírez ...
Vanessa
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The Peruvian army captain Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen by his superiors to set up a special service of 'visitors' to satisfy the sexual needs of the soldiers posted on remote jungle outposts. At first unhappy about this assignment, he nonetheless puts his remarkable organizational skills in action and in a short time has his 'unit' running smoothly. In the home front things get complicated though; his wife dislikes his long hours and the secrecy surrounding his work, and he, despite being a dedicated husband, feels tempted by one of his "subordinates". Written by Marcelo R. <marcelo_fpr@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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ESP 64,170,321 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Chupito: ...and the girls will take care of the screwings...
Chuchupe: Renderings Chupito, renderings. That's the new jargon for "that".
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Remake of Pantaleón y las visitadoras (1975) See more »

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La tierra del olvido
Written by Adolfo Pacheco
Performed by Rolando Arancibia and Ricardo Sepúlveda
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Funny, dramatic... and so sensual.
7 December 2006 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

The Peruvian army is sick of reporting about violations committed by the soldiers that are detached in the Amazonian jungle. But they have a solution: they'll ask his most straight and serious officer (Captain Pantaleon) to gather together an army of prostitutes that satisfy the necessities of the soldiers. After a few days the captain will fall in love with one of the girls: Olga (Angie Cepeda).

A nice story written by Vargas Llosa, with the exquisite language of the Peruvian writer and with Angie Cepeda, a girl that's not the best actress ever but she's been blessed with a awesome body and a superhuman beauty. She's a piece of art in herself.

Some times is funny, some times is dramatic, and so sensual.. Maybe is too long but its length is reasonable after all.

*My rate: 7/10


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