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Cristóbal Colón, de oficio... descubridor (1982)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrés Pajares ... Cristóbal Colón
Fiorella Faltoyano ... Reina Isabel la Católica
María Kosty ... Felipa
Rafaela Aparicio ... Madre de Boabdil
Ángel de Andrés ... Fray Juan Pérez
Roberto Camardiel ... Califa
Quique Camoiras Quique Camoiras ... Fray Tomás de Torquemada
José Carabias José Carabias ... Boabdil el Chico
Alberto Fernández Alberto Fernández ... Juan de la Cosa
Antonio Gamero ... Fray Marcelino Camacho de Carabanchel
Antonio Garisa ... Padre de Colón
Manolo Gómez Bur ... Cardenal Cisneros (as Manuel Gómez Bur)
Alfredo Mayo ... Fray Diego de Deza
Juanito Navarro Juanito Navarro ... Fetuchino
Juan Carlos Naya Juan Carlos Naya ... Gran Capitán


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Comedy | Musical


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Fun spoof including an amusing parody about historical roles : Colón , Torquemada , Cisneros , Juan II , Gran Capitan , Boabdil and Catholic kings
19 August 2016 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Silly spoof about Colón , Isabel De Castilla and Fernando II De Aragón and being starred by all-Spanish-star cast but really wasted . This ironic film ¨Cristóbal Colón , Oficio Descubridor¨ by Mariano Ozores is an "alternative " vision of ¨Cristóbal Colón¨ history and it displays a good cast , most of them playing known roles as Andrés Pajáres , Fiorella Faltoyano as Isabel , Luis Varela as Fernando II De Aragon , Angel De Andrés as Friar Juan Perez , Juan Carlos Naya as El Gran Capitan Gonzalo Fernández Cordoba , María Kosty as Beatriz -Colón's sweetheart- , Rafaela Aparicio as Boabdil's mother , Antonio Ozores as Juan II De Portugal , Alfredo Mayo as Deza , Manolo Gómez Bur as Cardenal Cisneros and Quique Camoiras as Fray Tomás de Torquemada . The film is freely based on the historical events about the famous discoverer who crossed the sea of darkness in search of honor , gold and the greater glory of God . As Colon following the theories of Marino De Tiro and Toscanelli and driven by his sense of destiny , tries to convince firstly to Juan II (Antonio Ozores) of the practicality of his proposed voyage to reach to Far East by sailing west . Being rejected by Juan II , Colón , then , goes to the Rabida Monastery and asks for help Fray Juan Perez who convinces Queen Isabella (Fiorella Faltoyano) that his plan to reach the East by sailing west is practical . Court intrigue and Granada war , including fight against Boabdil el Chico (José Carabias) , are roadblocks to the voyage , but thanks to the efforts of Colón , the navigator perseveres and ultimately prevails . In 1492 accompanied by others sailors , three magnificent navigators Martín Alonso Pinzón (Tomás Zori) , Vicente Yáñez Pinzón (Santos) and Juán De La Cosa (Alberto Fernández) , and their boats : La Pinta , Niña and Santamaría¨, Cólon and his seamen set off for America .

This ridiculous tale there are anachronisms , goofs , abstract incidents , musical numbers , songs and amusement . The parody is continuous , hilarious , surrealist , absurd and sometimes gross-out , but in some moments here and there is also bold and risible . The sour comments and the past-present mixture loosely based on historic facts are extended in similar style to Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). It's almost the same kind of picture , but with Spanish roles and typical Spaniard idiocracy . Colombus is ironically portrayed by Andres Pajares who takes a contemporary approach as an ambitious adventurer who finally gets the Queen of Spain , Isabel/Fiorella Faltoyano , along with Fray Juan Pérez/Ángel de Andrés to agree to finance his voyage . This ¨Colón¨ concerns an insane story of discovery with silly political confrontation behind , including crazy characters as the torturer Torquemada -Quique Camoiras- , the nutty Cardenal Cisneros -Manolo Gómez Bur- , Boabdil -Jose Carábias - , Rodrigo De Triana , among others . This picture contains acid political remarks with inclusion some embarrassing re-enacting of historical deeds as the capitulations of Santa Fé between Colón and Catholic Kings . Adding several observations to political aspects of Spain of the eighties , as the Regional Autonomias ; including the past-present politicians and trade unionist , such as : Manuel Fraga , Adolfo Suarez , Felipe Gónzalez , Marcelino Camacho and several others . The flick belongs to a trio mostly written by Juan José Alonso Millán and produced by Jose Frade , in which there are deep as well as acid satires to historic events mingled with actual political events , such as : ¨Juana la Loca... De Vez En Cuando¨ (1983) by Jose Ramon Larraz with Beatriz Elorrieta , Lola Flores , Jaime Morey , José Luis López Vazquez , Guillermo Montesinos and ¨El Cid Cabreador¨ by Angelino Fons with Angel Cristo , Carmen Maura , Manolo Gómez Bur , Paquita Rico , Pepe Da Rosa , Adriana Vega . In similar style was made ¨La Loca Historia de Los Tres Mosqueteros¨ (1983) by Mariano Ozores with Martes Y Trece , Antonio Ozores and Paloma Hurtado . The flick will appeal to Andrés Pajares fans and lunatic humor lovers .

The motion picture produced by the notorious producer Jose Frade was regularly directed by Antonio Ozores and it got a big hit at box office . Being realized in his usual style with plenty of comical sketches , amusement , humor , nudism and entertainment . Mariano's family origin is into show business , being son of Mariano Ozores Sr and brother of José Luis Ozores and Antonio Ozores . Furthermore , uncle of Adriana Ozores and Emma Ozores . He has a prolific career , being recently payed tribute , receiving a Goya Award for his long cinematic path and many actors and technicians worked and ate thanks to the huge success of his films . Ozores is a writer and director , especially in comedy genre such as : Disparate Nacional , Tahiti's Girl , Brujas Magicas , Los Presuntos , Cuatro Mujeres Y Un Lío , Tío ¿De Verdad Vienen De París? , Alcalde Por Elección , Ellas Los Prefieren... Locas , El Apolítico , Jenaro El De Los 14 , Manolo La Nuit , El Abuelo Tiene plan , La Llamaban La Madrina , La Graduada , Venta Por Pisos and many others . Being his ordinary actors , the followings : Alfredo Landa , Lina Morgan , Paco Martínez Soria , Antonio Ozores , Jose Luis Ozores , Juanito Navarro and , of course , Fernando Esteso and Andrés Pajares .

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Release Date:

8 September 1982 (Spain) See more »

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Constan Films S.A. See more »
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1.37 : 1
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