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The Peruvian army captain Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen by his... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Salvador del Solar ... Pantaleón Pantoja

Angie Cepeda ... Colombiana
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
Marisela Puicón ... Sandra
Patricia Cabrera ... Lalita
Roxana Yépez ... Iris
Maricielo Effio ... Salomé
Nacira Atala ... Coca
Shirley Pfenning ... Pichuza
Tula Rodríguez ... Peludita
Javier Arboleda ... Carlos Rodríguez
Fernando Pasco ... Alférez Santana
Víctor Ángeles ... Sargento Panduro
Pierre Linares ... Paquito
Eleana Carrión ... Alicia
Marcial Mattheus ... Obispo
Manuel Munive ... Oficial Puesto Lejano
Antonio Solís ... Soldado Puesto Lejano
Sandro Calderón ... Mario el Fotógrafo
Emilram Cossío ... Soldado de Confesionario
Nerit Olaya ... Alcalde Paiva
Manuel Luna ... Miembro de Comitiva
Johnny Mendoza ... Miembro de Comitiva
Manuel Bergamino ... Miembro de Comitiva
Felipe Degregori ... Médico Ginecólogo
Gastón Vizcarra ... Botones del Hotel
Ricardo Velásquez ... Nicolás Lobatón
Carlos Victoria ... Coronel en Puesto
Tito Cacho ... Coronel en Puesto
Leonardo Torres ... Coronel en Puesto
Lucy Cabrera ... Candidata Gorda
Ángela Gutiérrez ... Joven Embarazada
Lily Garayar ... Joven Embarazada
María del Rosario Zevallos ... Joven Embarazada (as MA. del Rosario Zevallos)
Paloma Martínez ... Joven Embarazada
Patricia Romero ... Recepcionista
María Luisa Rosell ... Reportera
David Carrillo ... Militar de Inteligencia
Carlos Danos ... Militar de Inteligencia
Roberto Vergara ... Militar de Inteligencia
Iván Petra ... Militar de Inteligencia
Pedro Vargas ... Asaltante
Dennis Ramírez ... Asaltante
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angela Gutierrez ... Joven Embarazada
Ricardo Morán ... Militar de Inteligencia

Directed by
Francisco J. Lombardi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Enrique Moncloa 
Giovanna Pollarolo 
Mario Vargas Llosa  novel

Produced by
Mariela Besuievsky .... executive producer
Mercedes de la Cadena .... chief producer
José Enrique Crousillat .... producer
Gerardo Herrero .... co-producer
Gustavo Sánchez .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bingen Mendizábal 
Cinematography by
Teo Delgado 
Film Editing by
Danielle Fillios 
Casting by
Ricardo Velásquez 
Art Direction by
Alfredo Rojas 
Alejandro Rossi 
Makeup Department
Jerry López .... hair stylist
Ramiro Ramírez .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Felipe Degregori .... assistant director
Sound Department
Marcos De Aguirre .... sound mixing engineer
David Miranda-Hardy .... sound mixer (as David Miranda)
Mauricio Molina .... direct sound
Ernesto Trujillo .... direct sound
Santiago Vergara .... direct sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
José Miguel Valdivia .... costumes
Other crew
Bárbara Acosta .... script supervisor (credit only)
Analía Laos .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Pantaleón y las visitadoras" - Peru (original title)
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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and language
137 min | Brazil:114 min | Spain:142 min
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Brazil:16 | Peru:18 | Spain:13 | Switzerland:16 (canton of the Grisons) | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Padre Beltrán:Who the hell told you that virile plenitude is obtained by fornication?
Pantaleón Pantoja:The most prominent psychologists and sexologists, father.
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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
I read the book in 1988 -, 3 August 2002
Author: caddessh from San Antonio, Texas

I read the book about 1988 and saw most of the movie on TV in Lima in June 2002. The movie captured the spirit of the book very well.

I worked as a civilian employee in a military agency for 30 years. Never during my career did I encounter an officer who was as dedicated and competent as Pantaleon Pantojas. That was the striking feature in the book and in the movie, as well.

Although Iquitos, the city on the Amazon where much of the movie was filmed, is much larger than what is shown in the movie, some elements of the life on the river are reflected in the film.

Can anyone tell me where I can purchase a VHS copy of the movie?


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