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Su excelencia (1967)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 3 May 1967 (Mexico)
Lopez, treated derisively by all as Lopitos, is a humble but loyal citizen of Los Cocos Republic, working as an assistant at the chancellery, helping to process visas. Through a sudden ... See full summary »


Miguel M. Delgado


Marco A. Almazán (story), Cantinflas (story) (as Mario Moreno Reyes) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cantinflas ... Lopez 'Lopitos' / His Excellency the Ambassador of Los Cocos (as Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas')
Sonia Infante Sonia Infante ... Lolita
Guillermo Zetina Guillermo Zetina ... Lic. Don Tirso de la Pompa y Pompa, consejero
Tito Junco ... General León Balarraza, agregado militar
Miguel Manzano ... Don Serafín Templado, secretario
José Gálvez ... Camarada Osky Popovsky, primer ministro
Víctor Alcocer ... Almirante Neptuno Aguado, agregado naval
Maura Monti ... Camarada Tania
Jack Kelly Jack Kelly ... Embajador de Dolaronia
Eduardo Alcaraz ... Don Salustio Menchaca, embajador de Los Cocos
Fernando Wagner Fernando Wagner ... Representante de Salchichonia
Carlos Riquelme ... Presidente de la República de Pepeslavia
Quintín Bulnes ... Mayordomo Petrovsky
Eduardo MacGregor Eduardo MacGregor ... Camarada Vasily Vasilov, ministro de relaciones exteriores
Luis Manuel Pelayo ... Sr. Director


Lopez, treated derisively by all as Lopitos, is a humble but loyal citizen of Los Cocos Republic, working as an assistant at the chancellery, helping to process visas. Through a sudden series of events, namely the fear of the number 13 by the Los Cocos Ambassador, a strict protocol, three military coups and a revolution, all successful in the same day, with as much changes in governments, and ambassadors, Lopitos becomes the ambassador. Just when a powerful international struggle is taking place, and the Red and Green factions are vying to attract all the yet undecided votes amongst the nations of the world, to convene soon in an international conference to decide who will govern the world. It happens all nations have either lined up behind the "Green" banner, led by the money oriented Dolaronia, or the "Red" ideology, whose figurehead is the prime minister of socialist Pepeslavia; except, of course, the recently appointed civil government of Los Cocos. With the votes divided ... Written by Artemis-9

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Still being rumbling the great speech for nations
17 August 2011 | by a_mon_lemSee all my reviews

In the film, Cantinflas play the role of one of many public servers like anyone you can find in México: The mocking tone in the references of Mexican political class, nowadays remains unchanged, other faces came and goes there, however corruption and nepotism prevails...during the Cold War, México's politicians always searching stand in the middle but for more, the balance hangs to the right side, preferred to being closer to North American ("Los Verdes"=The Greens=Capitalists) instead to the Socialist Block (in the Movie referred as "The Colorados"=The Reds=Leftist or Cummunists)and the not alienated countries (as "Los de Dulce"=The marmalade flavored tamales=The countries in there without clearly influence of any of the two blocks). In the movie, Lupitos (Cantinflas) ahead a Janitors and Police Corps putsch in The Republic of the Cocos , Lupitos is designed a plenipotentional ambassador in Pepeslavia, similarities between The Eight Group convention and the Summit reunion to sign the destiny of nations, based in Lupitos vote, to unlined all countries in the block that obtain the majority of votes. The memorable Cantinflas-Lupitos's speech (the high top of moments of the film, previous the typical comic plotting of the Capitalists and Communists ambassadors for boodle Lupitos vote, lavishing in favors and prizes to get it) go straight to the deficiencies of both politic and economic doctrines explodes in the faces of Communists and Capitalists in this ultimate summit, pointing the disasters unchained in all third world, the misery, populations in one foot to the starve, war and terrible levels of poverty, repression and prosecution of dissident ideas, critics without concession to Capitalists or Communists, to finally saving to doomed all third world to be summit to influence of any of two power's countries .

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3 May 1967 (Mexico) See more »

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(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)


Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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