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Amanece, que no es poco (1989)

A village and the crazy situations encountered by its citizens.

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José Luis Cuerda
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Sazatornil ... Cabo Gutiérrez (as José Sazatornil 'Saza')
Carmen de Lirio ... Doña Rocío - su señora
Francisco Martínez Francisco Martínez ... Sixto - su hijo
Ovidi Montllor ... Pascual
Carmen Rodríguez Carmen Rodríguez ... Su mujer
Rafael Díaz Rafael Díaz ... Fermín
Amada Tercero Amada Tercero ... Su mujer
Cassen ... Cura párroco (as Casto Sendra 'Cassen')
Manuel Alexandre ... Paquito - su padre
María Ángeles Ariza María Ángeles Ariza ... Merceditas - su prima
Rafael Alonso ... El Alcalde
Fedra Lorente Fedra Lorente ... Susan - su amiga
Cris Huerta Cris Huerta ... Tirso - el mesonero (as Chris Huertas)
Elisa Belmonte Elisa Belmonte ... Soprano
María I. González María I. González ... Pianista
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A village and the crazy situations encountered by its citizens.

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

17 January 1989 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Dawn Breaks, Which Is No Small Thing See more »

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1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Cascales: Can we swap roles?
Teodoro: What?
Cascales: I'll swap you my role for yours.
Teodoro: Yeah, sure. Of course. I overcame a degree in engineering, I get a fuckin' great job at Oklahoma, and now I give you my character, so that you can perhaps clean your ass with it. So, don't bugger, man, don't bugger.
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Madrigales
Written by Giovanni Gastoldi and Claudio Monteverdi
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A film that deserves the adjective of unique
1 January 2016 | by GothbagSee all my reviews

"Unique" is an adjective that is too often employed to describe many things. In most cases, that is undeserved, but not in the case of Amanece, que no es poco. A tribute/parody of 60s Spanish comedy films, Amanece remains a truly peerless and funny movie experience.

Amanece, que no es poco subverts many tropes common in comedies from Francoist Spain in a very surrealistic and amusing way. Structured in vignettes, the film shows the peculiar lives of the inhabitants of a fictitious town in rural Spain. The people shown are involved in situations that are hilarious because no attempt whatsoever is made to give them a realistic feel.

The film is very recommendable to anyone who knows well enough Spanish culture. The only problem with this film is perhaps what I just mentioned, for someone not very familiar with Spanish culture, this may come off as a very bizarre and probably unfunny film.


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