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Pídele cuentas al rey (1999)

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Fidel, un minero asturiano, tras el cierre de la mina en la que trabaja, decide echarse la familia a cuestas e ir caminando hasta Madrid para pedirle cuentas al rey de por qué no se cumple ... See full summary »

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Jesús Bonilla ...
Tavio
Pedro Civera ...
Exministro
Alfonso Vallejo ...
Germán
Pepo Oliva ...
Ismael
Manuel Alexandre ...
Pepón
Carmen Vicente-Arche ...
Covi (as Carmen Arche)
Loli Astoreka ...
Lula
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Lina
Nicolás Fernández Luna ...
Nicolás
Antonio Resines ...
Fidel
Rosa Merás ...
Viuda Ramiro (as Rosa María Meras)
Emma Penella ...
Carmen
Eduardo Antuña ...
Julián
Fran Sariego ...
Guaje
Adriano Prieto ...
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Fidel, un minero asturiano, tras el cierre de la mina en la que trabaja, decide echarse la familia a cuestas e ir caminando hasta Madrid para pedirle cuentas al rey de por qué no se cumple la Constitución, en concreto el artículo que señala que todos los españoles tienen derecho a un trabajo digno. ¿Le recibirá el Monarca? Written by Anonymous

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I'd rather be caught in a collapsing mine than to see it again.
20 February 2004 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

Well, maybe not quite. I saw this movie mostly on account of Antonio Resines being one of my favorite actors. Unfortunately, this movie is a dud. Basically, it deals with a miner who has seen enough deadly accidents and lame political excuses, so he decides to walk 500 kilometers with his wife and (I guess) 6 year old to Madrid, to see the king. Since the constitution of Spain (the setting of this movie) states all Spaniards are entitled to a decent job, he will ask the king himself for such a job. Yes, it is that hokey.

The character himself is portrayed as a rather selfish and unlikeable clod who only looks to get some publicity. Along the way he encounters a Portuguese family in a similar state, and tells them to go away in quite unfriendly terms. He even resorts to start throwing stones, which led to a retaliation, during which his own child and two of the other family were in constant danger. In another scene, the only time during the movie the wife is interested in sex with him is after he gets stinking drunk. He later gets an undocumented man arrested after picking a fight in a strip bar, and so on. On another occasion he "treats" his family to a meal he has no intention of paying for. This is after refusing money from a well-wishing friend before heading on the journey. Quite a guy to look up to?

To address one of the many lapses of the movie, we have a six (or so) year old boy who is having the time of his life while being rushed several hundred kilometers. The last time I saw such a dopey and accommodating kid was in "It's a Beautiful Life", which I didn't like neither, but I digress.

If, like me, you enjoy Antonio Resines in action, you can watch almost any other movie of his. This one stinks big time.


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