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The Smoking Fish (1977)

El pez que fuma (original title)
| Comedy, Drama
A handsome young man is released from jail and goes to "El Pez Que Fuma", a bordello in the outskirts of Caracas. La Garza, its middle-aged owner, hires the young man as handy man, but soon... See full summary »

Director:

Román Chalbaud

Writers:

José Ignacio Cabrujas (screenplay), Román Chalbaud (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hilda Vera Hilda Vera ... La Garza
Miguel Ángel Landa Miguel Ángel Landa ... Dimas
Orlando Urdaneta ... Jairo
Haydée Balza ... Selva María
Rafael Briceño Rafael Briceño
Arturo Calderón Arturo Calderón
Nelly Meruane Nelly Meruane
Pilar Romero Pilar Romero
Karla Luzbel Karla Luzbel
Jose Salas Jose Salas
Ignacio Navarro Ignacio Navarro
Herminia Valdes Herminia Valdes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Óscar Araujo Óscar Araujo
Claudio Brook
Eduardo Cortina Eduardo Cortina
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A handsome young man is released from jail and goes to "El Pez Que Fuma", a bordello in the outskirts of Caracas. La Garza, its middle-aged owner, hires the young man as handy man, but soon he takes the place of the administrator, who is also La Garza's lover. Written by Edgar Soberón Torchia <estorchia@gmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Official submission of Venezuela for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 50th Academy Awards in 1978. See more »

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the best Venezuelan movie ever!!
26 April 2008 | by acureromiguelSee all my reviews

this is the best Venezuelan film of all times and one of the best Latin American movies ever, it explains the social and moral reality of a bunch of people trying to survive in this political corrupted south American country in the 70's decade."El Pez Que Fuma" has an awesome story so it keeps the audience focused on the movie from start to end. The characters are just great since they are played for excellent actors ( Miguel Landa, Orlando Urdaneta), who after the popularity of the movie became a big great reference of the Venezuelan Film history.

I definitely think this is the best work that a Venezuelan film maker could have ever done.


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Country:

Venezuela

Language:

Spanish

Also Known As:

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Gente de Cine See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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