Andrés Martínez Segura is a mature and single man who has never left Murcia. After inheriting a bookstore and three hundred thousand pesetas in cash from his aunt Eugenia, he decides to ...
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Andrés Martínez Segura is a mature and single man who has never left Murcia. After inheriting a bookstore and three hundred thousand pesetas in cash from his aunt Eugenia, he decides to take a trip to Paris, where his friend Armando lives. The latter seeks him accommodation in the house of Mr. and Mrs. Sánchez, an old couple of republican exiles, where Andrés will have an affair with Ninette, the attractive daughter of both.Written by
An attractive and charming comedy in which a dowdy Spaniard goes to Paris on holiday to meet girls
Entertaining and amusing film with great players , sympathetic situations , and smart mood . The picture deals with a mature man called Andres, Fernando Fernan Gomez , who has never left Murcia , and he previously inherited from his deceased aunt a lot of money and three hundred thousand books from her bookshop . His old friend Armando , Alfredo
Landa , provides him accomodation at a boarding house inhabited by two Spanish Republicans , the landlord Rafael L Somoza and landlady Aurora Redondo . Then , Andres falls for the young haunting and possessive daughter , Rosanda Monteros , of both .
A brilliant and very polite comedy with subtle laughs and very good direction and in which the splendid actors are extraordinary. It isn't quickly filmed , but slowly shot , and excessively talkie ; nevertheless , containing a witty and sparkling dialogue . This is an enjoyable , slight , elegant and hilarious movie from start to finish . There are some nice jokes in the film and the cast playing eccentric characters make cosy fit . An agreeable , and attractive and charming film, standing out Fernando Fernan Gomez who delivers a magnificent performance as the single man who after inheriting three thousand pesetas in cash from his aunt decides to trip Paris with unexpected consequences, as well as Rosanda Monteros gives a sensual acting as the young girl who falls for him . She is really wonderful and imitating the French accent . Support cast is frankly awesome , such as Rafael L Somoza and Aurora Redondo as the old and odd couple of Republican exiles .Furthermore , brief interpretation from Claudia Gravy as the sculptor neighbour and Alfonso Del Real. Most part takes place indoors , at the French apartment , and shot at Ballesteros studios , with a little exterior vistas from Paris . Although the roles and some incidents seem artificial , and implausible, as when Andres arrived in the apartment and , quickly , he falls for Ninette , kiss each other and go to room . However , the developing of the film is well paced and as a result , it is amusing , fun and funny . Being adapted from a play by the notorious writer Miguel Mihura , a prestigious author whose books and stories have been very rendered such as Melocoton en almibar , Solo para hombres, Maribel y extraña familia , Puente para la paz , Bigote para dos , La hija del penal , Castillo naipes , among others .
The motion picture was well directed by Fernando Fernan Gomez considered to be one of the best actors/directors of the Spanish cinema . He made various adaptations based on plays such as La venganza de Don Mendo written by Pedro Muñoz Seca , Mayores con reparos by Alonso Millan , El mundo sigue by J.A. Zunzunegui. Fernando directed a great number of films , prestigious , commercial and successful flicks , at times , such as Manicomio his first one , El mensaje ,Mayores con reparos , La vida por delante ,Crimen imperfecto , Como casarse en 7 dias , Los palomos , El mundo sigue , Mi hija Hildegart , Viaje a ninguna parte , El mar y tiempo , Fuera de juego , and Pesadilla para un rico.
Ninette has been adapted several times , such as 1984 Tv series by Gustavo Perez Puig with Victoria Vera , Juanjo Menendez , Ismael Merlo . Ninette 2005 by Jose Luis Garci with Elsa Pataky , Carlos Hipolito , Enrique Villen, Fernando Delgado , among others
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