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Pantaleón y las visitadoras (1976)



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Credited cast:
José Sacristán ... Pantaleón Pantoja
Pancho Córdova Pancho Córdova ... El Sinchi
Katy Jurado ... Chuchupe
Rosa Carmina ... La Cubana
Camucha Negrete Camucha Negrete ... La Brasileña
Sylvia Gálvez Sylvia Gálvez ... Pechuga (as Silvia Gálvez)
Martha Figueroa Martha Figueroa ... Pochita
Felipe Gil Felipe Gil ... Capitan Bacacorso
María Elena Flores ... Maclovia
Fernando Casado Fernando Casado ... Ferry
Mario Vargas Llosa ... Officer
Miguel Gouch Miguel Gouch ... Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mayra Alvarez Mayra Alvarez
Rafaela Aparicio
Lidia Ariza


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For the first time the two oldest professions in the world come together... love and war.


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Release Date:

27 April 1977 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Pantaleon és a hölgyvendégek See more »

Filming Locations:

Dominican Republic

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Cinema Dominicana See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Vargas Llosa filmmaker
8 July 2011 | by EdgarSTSee all my reviews

"Pantaleón y las visitadoras" (1975) is the first film adaptation of Peruvian writer and politician Mario Vargas Llosa's excellent novel, it was shot in Dominican Republic, apparently due to censorship in Perú. I saw it when it opened in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but during a trip to Panama, where there was also a military regime, I found out the film was censored there too. Apart from the inclusion of Katy Jurado and Rosa Carmina (definitely not in their prime), there is very little to save. The 2000 version was an improvement, but still none of the two films make justice to Vargas Llosa's prose and original narrative techniques. This 1975 film seems to have vanished from the planet!

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