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Un mundo maravilloso (2006)

A fairy tale about the political and socioeconomic realities of Mexico.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Juan Pérez
Antonio Serrano ...
Ministro
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Rosita
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ...
Compadre Filemón
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El Tamal
Silverio Palacios ...
El Azteca
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Director del Periódico
Carlos Arau ...
Joven Reportero
Jorge Zárate ...
Lalo, Secretario Particular
Guillermo Gil ...
Cara de Rata - padre de Rosa
Max Kerlow ...
Sacerdote
Carmen Beato ...
La Nena - esposa del Ministro
Larry Silverman ...
Doctor Goldberg
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Asesor Financiero
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Asesor Político
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Once upon a time, Juan Pérez, the poorest of the poor, reaches fame in a fluke accident in what seemed to be an attempt of suicide, to protest against the government and his social condition. The Ministry of Economy, surrounded by the scandal in which he is blamed by Pérez's decision, decides to reward him changing his life giving him a little house, a car and a job. But when other poor people (Pérez's close friends) find out about his reversal of fortune, decide to imitate him faking suicide attempts in different buildings in Mexico City. The Ministry of Economy, terrified by the glance of having a plague of beggars, decides to declare poverty a crime and hence finish for once and for all with all the poor in the country. Pérez ends up behind bars. Three years later, Pérez is released and goes back to his previous social condition, but this time, aware of having one day as a rich man is better than a life as poor, he will do anything to get out of his misery... And he will manage to ... Written by Juan pérez

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17 March 2006 (Mexico)  »

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A Wonderful World  »

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$645,881 (Mexico) (17 March 2006)
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Character Pedro Lazcurain is named after a Mexican president who lasted only one day in the job. See more »

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The portrait that appears in the house of the politician Lascuraian, the Secretary of Economy of México, is, in fact, the portrait of Porfirio Díaz, president of México (1877-1911), and not from José Ives Limantour, Secretary of Economy of México in Diaz administration See more »

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A tale only Mexicans will understand
3 April 2006 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Quite a fine production, this one, with a large quantity of humor and a few subliminal messages, This tale stands out between the finest Mexican productions, making it easy to remember. This is really sincere and provides a few gags based in the history of Mexico. The translation would be "What a Wonderful World", and it is quite true, if you consider the main character's point of view. Includes parodies of Mexican remarks "La Jornada" and "World Trade Center", which also should be understood only by national people. Between comments like between nations, it's more worthy a day of the rich than a life of the poor. What a Wonderful World: Welcome to Fox-land


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