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El bosque animado (1987)

In the fantastic world of the "bosque animado" meet some people who have been transported to this place by a magic force. Now their histories cross one another.

Director:

José Luis Cuerda

Writers:

Wenceslao Fernández Flórez (novel), Rafael Azcona (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfredo Landa ... Malvís / Bandido Fendetestas
Alejandra Grepi Alejandra Grepi ... Hermelinda
Tito Valverde ... Geraldo (as Fernando Valverde)
Paco Cambres Paco Cambres ... Cura (as Francisco Cambres)
Óscar Domínguez Óscar Domínguez ... Javier
Fernando Rey ... Sr. D'Abondo
Silvia Lurueña Silvia Lurueña ... Rosina
Laura Cisneros Laura Cisneros ... Pilara
Carmen Salmerón Carmen Salmerón ... Criada #1
Marina de la Peña Marina de la Peña ... Criada #2
Encarna Paso ... Juanita Arruallo
Antonio Fernández Antonio Fernández ... Mozallón
Carmen Ferrán Carmen Ferrán ... Moza
José Esteban Alenda José Esteban Alenda ... Fuco (as José Estéban Jr.)
Luma Gómez Luma Gómez ... Marica da Fame
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In the fantastic world of the "bosque animado" meet some people who have been transported to this place by a magic force. Now their histories cross one another. Written by Volker Boehm

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

24 January 1990 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Eleven erdő See more »

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Classic Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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One of the best Spanish rural comedies ever...
17 June 2006 | by Henry FieldsSee all my reviews

Malvís (Alfredo Landa) is sick of working like crazy for nothing. He'd rather become a bandit, that's much better, he's gonna be the fearful Fendetestas! He'll spread panic in the woods of his region. But there's a little problem: there aren't much people living in his region, everyone knows everyone and everyone is so poor, so is gonna be difficult that someone takes Malvís/Fendetestas too seriously.

This is a magic history, so funny, and full of situations that will make you laugh. It's also full of characters that belong to the Spanish idiosyncrasy: the strict priest, the Guardia Civil, the old devout women, the village idiot... there's even a lost soul wandering around the woods.

The great Alfredo Landa heads a cast that gathered together the best two generations of Spanish scene: from Fernando Rey to Encarna Paso, from Manuel Alexandre to María Isbert... A cast like that would be just unthinkable nowadays. "El Bosque Animado" was the first movie of José Luis Cuerda's trilogy of rural comedies (after this one he made the surreal "Amanece Que No Es Poco", and "Así En El Cielo Como En La Tierra". Those are movies so personal that stress the Spanish culture. The young directors should take note of films like "El Bosque Animado", instead of trying to be the new "enfant terrible" and imitating US worst cinema.

*My rate: 9/10


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