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La corte de Faraón (1985)

In the early Spanish Civil Post-war, in Madrid, during the most hard times of the Franco dictatorship, a group of second-rate players try to get out of their wretched lives taking advantage... See full summary »

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Guillermo Perrín (operetta) (as Perrín), Miguel de Palacios (operetta) (as Palacios) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana Belén ... Mari Pili / Lota / Sul
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Roque
Antonio Banderas ... Fray José
Josema Yuste Josema Yuste ... Tarsicio / Putifar
Agustín González ... Padre Calleja
Quique Camoiras Quique Camoiras ... Corcuera / Faraón
Mary Carmen Ramírez ... Fernanda / La Reina
Juan Diego ... Roberto
Guillermo Montesinos ... Antonio
María Luisa Ponte ... Patricia
Millán Salcedo Millán Salcedo ... Copero de S.M.
Antonio Gamero ... Ramírez
Luis Ciges ... Huete
Guillermo Marín ... Prior
Pedro Farrés Pedro Farrés ... Gran Sacerdote
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Storyline

In the early Spanish Civil Post-war, in Madrid, during the most hard times of the Franco dictatorship, a group of second-rate players try to get out of their wretched lives taking advantage of the artistic caprices of the son of a rich man who supports the regime. They try to stage a Pre-war 'zarzuela' (a sort of Spanish operetta), 'La Corte Del Faraón', which ironically, thirty years later, is too obscene for the regime censorship. They finally manage to perform the 'zarzuela' but end up in the police station where they confirm that justice depends on which side are you on Written by Paco Delgado <fdelgad@bib.upv.es>

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

20 August 1986 (Uruguay) See more »

Also Known As:

The Court of the Pharaoh See more »

Filming Locations:

El Escorial, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Fernanda: Es que yo no entiendo a los ateos, porque si no hubiera Dios, còmo iba a haber esas cosas tan ricas?
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Connections

Version of La corte de faraón (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Yo soy el casto José
Music by Vicente Lleó
Lyrics by Guillermo Perrín and Miguel de Palacios
Performed by Antonio Banderas
Produced by Luis Cobos
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another take on Pharaoh's Court
26 September 2011 | by pv61See all my reviews

Everyone has their own side of the story. Franco's Entertainment Censorship Commission has a hard bone to chew with EL CASTO JOSE, operetta that, according to them, attacks the family values, church, Franco and even the laws of decency.

The whole ensemble has been taken by the police to be interrogated, and as everyone of them has a different point of view on the same subject, they all say different things and some truths that should have remained secret, come to light.

The young author, inspired by the classic zarzuela LA CORTE DE FARAON, has only expressed his feelings and made another version on the story of José and the Egyptian Pharaoh. Never intending to mock or ridicule the government or the church. But, as each one of them sees only what they want to see, they will stay there until everything gets cleared up. The good this is, they will do it while eating a huge paella, courtesy of Mr. Roque, the author's father.

The comedy is very agile, funny and well written. Banderas, Belén, López Vázquez, Fernán Gómez, and everybody else, are superb. Not to be missed either!


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