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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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based on operetta | See All (1) »

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Court of the Pharaoh See more »

Filming Locations:

El Escorial, Madrid, Spain See more »

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

Soundtracks

Sones babilónicos
Music by Vicente Lleó
Lyrics by Guillermo Perrín and Miguel de Palacios
Performed by Ana Belén & Mary Carmen Ramírez
Produced by Luis Cobos
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One of the best Spanish comedies
28 January 1999 | by Cos-5See all my reviews

It's simply hilarious! On the opening night, the actors, writer and producers of an "opereta" are arrested on the most far-fetched acussations. The story unfolds as the several characters make their affidavits: the impoverished actress engaged to the producer's wife's son (who is a Mama's boy and an homosexual); the monk forced by his superior to join the cast as the "Chaste Joseph" because the production is for charity purposes, the rich, bourgeoise producer and his diva of a wife, who appear to be conservative, religious and supporters of Franco's regime, when in fact they are immoral and anarchists. The most funny parts are Ana Belén's naïve attempts to seduce the "Chaste Joseph" (Banderas) and get him to marry her, instead of her foolish boyfriend, and her mother's fear that she will stay single for life, as she has already survived three boyfriends.


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