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Amanece, que no es poco (1989)

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A village and the crazy situations encountered by its citizens.

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José Luis Cuerda
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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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Kid #1: Do you think that any knowledge we can get now at school, will be of a rank lesser to the spiritual assets we had been provided at church?
Kid #2: Probably.
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Best Spanish surreal comedy since Calabuch
29 May 2006 | by paco-lamadridSee all my reviews

Well, this is certainly one of those movies that seize your attention from minute one and keep you there all through the show. It's in the best tradition of Spanish surreal humor (like Luis Garcia Berlanga's "Calabuch") but, unlike that one, is far more caustic with 80's Spanish reality and social elements. In fact, what is said about 80's Spain could also be a good description of many other societies of those years but, obviously, you would have to change the village priest or the Civil Guard or the Mayor (which, in one of the most far-fetched, yet brilliant utterances in the movie, is claimed to be "necessary, while we villains are contingent" - take a look at a dictionary to get that one) for equivalent figures in your own society. On the other hand, some of the characters in the movie are definitely peculiar and purposely surrealistic. For instance, the Argentinean guy who claim to be a writer but, each time he starts writing a new book it turns out to be a plagiarized copy of some Faulkner or Chekhov work. The Belgian group of tourists that visit the village with the very curious but determined purpose of hearing the Priest while celebrating mess because the man is so very skillful and wonderful in elevating the holy host towards the heavens. The public meeting ordered by the Mayor in front of the city hall in order to remember "what everybody was doing on June 24, 1947" and have a little flashback experience (obviously, the Belgian group disappears immediately since they weren't at the village a that time). Some others are pretty down-to-earth and perfectly recognizable, like the hackneyed bunch of American university youngsters with their sans-souci attitude and naive approach to everything that happens in the village. To cut a rather long story short, this movie is a whole new cinematic experience and in the good sense too. Highly recommendable.


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17 January 1989 (Spain) See more »

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Dawn Breaks, Which Is No Small Thing See more »

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