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The Dumbfounded King (1991)

El rey pasmado (original title)
After spending a night with a sensual prostitute, the King of Spain decides that he wants to see his wife naked. His decision causes a real revolution amidst his subjects.

Director:

Imanol Uribe

Writers:

Joan Potau (as Juan Potau), Gonzalo Torrente Ballester (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
María Barranco ... Lucrecia (as Maria Barranco)
Joaquim de Almeida ... Almeida
Laura del Sol ... Marfisa
Gabino Diego ... Rey
Juan Diego ... Villaescusa
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Gran Inquisidor (as Fernando Fernan-Gomez)
Alejandra Grepi ... D.ª Bárbara
Javier Gurruchaga ... Valido
Eusebio Poncela ... Conde La Peña Andrade
Anne Roussel ... Reina
Luis Barbero Luis Barbero ... Ferrán de Valdivieso
Emma Cohen ... Duquesa Vda. del Maestrazgo
Christine Dejoux Christine Dejoux ... Colette
Carme Elias ... Abadesa (as Carmen Elias)
Eulàlia Ramon ... Paca Távora (as Eulalia Ramon)
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After spending a night with a sensual prostitute, the King of Spain decides that he wants to see his wife naked. His decision causes a real revolution amidst his subjects.

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A King's search for lust
29 November 1999 | by NunoGSee all my reviews

A very good movie based on an amazing novel. Great performance by Portuguese Actor Joaquim de Almeida. The movie tells the story of a king's discovery of sensuality: when he sees the naked back of a prostitute, the king feels the need to see his queen naked, something the Inquisition finds to be an abomination...


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Country:

Spain | France | Portugal

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 November 1991 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A kába király krónikája See more »

Filming Locations:

Guimarães, Portugal See more »

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Color
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