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Mi general (1987)

A group of generals of the army meet for a course about NATO and new weapons. In the beginning everything is normal but as the time passes they behave more and more like children in the ... See full summary »

Director:

Jaime de Armiñán

Writers:

Jaime de Armiñán (screenplay), Jaime de Armiñán (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Rey ... Director Almirante
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... General Mario del Pozo
Héctor Alterio ... General Víctor Mendizábal
Mónica Randall ... Beatriz Palomares
Rafael Alonso ... General Izquierdo
Joaquín Kremel Joaquín Kremel ... Capitán Antonio Sarabia
Álvaro de Luna ... Comandante Barbadillo (as Alvaro de Luna)
Alfred Lucchetti ... General Álvaro Piñeiro
Joan Borràs ... Teniente Coronel Pazos (as Joan Borrás)
Manuel Torremocha Manuel Torremocha ... General Serrano
Juanjo Puigcorbé ... Capitán Eusebio Pujol
Amparo Baró ... Señora Crespo
Mercedes Alonso ... Pepa
Carmen Plate Carmen Plate
Josep Peñalver Josep Peñalver ... General Zon (as José Peñalver)
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A group of generals of the army meet for a course about NATO and new weapons. In the beginning everything is normal but as the time passes they behave more and more like children in the school. Written by Miguel A. Andrade <gredos@embl-heidelberg.de>

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Intelligent parody of the armed forces in contemporary Spain.
23 September 1998 | by jbb61See all my reviews

This film is a brilliant comedy that takes as its target one of the major institutions of Spanish society and politics: the armed forces. A group of aging generals report for a "cursillo" (seminar) on the demands of contemporary warfare--conducted by much younger officers--and find themselves somewhat in over their heads. The decorum and protocol of military life slowly break down as the general begin to act like junior high kids.

The humor is sometimes slapstick but always intelligent. The only problem I see is that some non-Spanish viewers will not catch all the jokes, but overall it deals with universal ideas and should offer pleasant viewing to all.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

7 May 1987 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Ultra Stereo

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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