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Going Down in Morocco (1989)

Bajarse al moro (original title)
A girl, who lives together with her cousin who earns some money by dealing and her boyfriend who is a policeman, is regularly transporting some drugs from Morocco for her cousin. As all of ... See full summary »

Director:

Fernando Colomo

Writers:

José Luis Alonso de Santos (screenplay), Joaquín Oristrell (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Verónica Forqué ... Chusa
Antonio Banderas ... Alberto
Juan Echanove ... Jaimito
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón ... Elena
Chus Lampreave ... Doña Antonia
Miguel Rellán ... Cura
Francisco Merino ... Don Mariano
Amparo Valle Amparo Valle ... Madre de Elena
Manuel Huete Manuel Huete ... Vecino cabreado (as Manolo Huete)
Ricardo Palacios ... Naturista
Ofelia Angélica ... Angelita
María Elena Flores ... Portera
Vicente Díez Vicente Díez ... Jeringa
Juan de Pablos Juan de Pablos ... Yuppie 1
Carmelo Gómez ... Abel
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Storyline

A girl, who lives together with her cousin who earns some money by dealing and her boyfriend who is a policeman, is regularly transporting some drugs from Morocco for her cousin. As all of them smoke grass from time to time there is need for more. Deciding to take a friend of hers who has just left home down to Morocco for a transport she gets problems because it is the first time for her friend and this makes it difficult. But as all are very open minded there is no problem they would not try to solve. Written by Volker Boehm

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Comedy

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Trivia

(at around 32 mins) In the police station, the photograph of the bearded man, visible on a board next to Aitana Sánchez-Gijón (while Verónica Forqué and Antonio Banderas talk about deflowering Elena) is of director Fernando Colomo. See more »

Quotes

Doña Antonia: Yankee! You're a Yankee!
Alberto: Junkie, mom... You must say junkie...
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Connections

References Falcon Crest (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Pata Palo
Written by Rafael Amador and Kiko Veneno
Performed by Pata Negra
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User Reviews

 
Great, funny, and a little nostalgic movie
3 March 2001 | by MRBICKLESee all my reviews

This is one of the greatest movies of spanish cinema with plenty of humour and warm characters. "Bajarse al moro" is both a funny comedy with funny dialogues like "There's something about Mary" and also an intelligent and deep portrait of people who live together in a small flat. There's Chusa (Verónica Forqué), her cousin Jaime (Juan Echanove) and her boyfriend Alberto (Antonio Banderas) and other secondary characters like Alberto's mother (Chus Lampreave, who is kleptomaniac), a young girl who runaways from her mother (Aitana Sanchez Gijón) and a priest neighbour (Miguel Rellan). These people are simply unforgettable and the situations that they live are (as I say above) both funny and insightful. A scene: When Alberto shoots accidentally to Jaime, and the priest drives to the hospital. I give this movie a 9 out of 10 and recommend it to everybody.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 May 1989 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Going Down in Morocco See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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