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Un mundo maravilloso (2006)

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

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Juan Pérez
Antonio Serrano ...
Ministro
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Rosita
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Compadre Filemón
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El Tamal
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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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$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 »

Goofs

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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I disagree
15 April 2006 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

I would like to comment on Felipe's opinion about this movie. He says that in Mexico (also my country) the poor people are not as poor as shown in the movie... well, I disagree. In Mexico you can find people even poorer without even shacks falling into pieces, homeless living in the streets, under bridges. He also says the riches are not that rich, and I can't conceive he states that. There are some really wealthy families living in El Pedregal, Santa Fe, Las Lomas; and some politician families are, without any doubt, as rich as they want. And I won't even argue the third state about politicians being THAT corrupt, because statistics talk for themselves and Mexico is shown as the 6° most corrupt country in LA and the 64° in the World (according to the Corruption Perception Index of year 2004).

And yes, the movie is barely OK, but Mexican cinema industry is getting better. And this movie is finally depicting the general situation in Mexico in a funny way, not like other really bad, sad movies. I recommend everyone to see the movie, enjoy it, and definitely, like Felipe says, don't think that's the situation in all the country, although it is in some parts. Watch the movie, and think it is telling just another story that could happen anywhere.


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