6.6/10
401
2 user 1 critic

Justino (1994)

Justino, un asesino de la tercera edad (original title)
Justino was working in a bull-ring but now he is retired. For him it is very difficult to adapt to the new situation although he will find soon a hobby without forgetting his profession.

Directors:

Santiago Aguilar (as La Cuadrilla), Luis Guridi (as La Cuadrilla)

Writers:

Luis Guridi (screenplay) (as La Cuadrilla), Santiago Aguilar (screenplay) (as La Cuadrilla)
Reviews
8 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Matias is a soccer referee. He promised his dying mother never to lie. When he referees a match of the spanish national team and there is a clear penalty against Spain in the last minute of... See full summary »

Directors: Santiago Aguilar, Luis Guridi
Stars: Carlos de Gabriel, Ramón Barea, Alicia Sánchez
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Atilano is an unscrupulous funeral worker who engages in a scheme of intrigues to position him as a candidate for general elections.

Directors: Santiago Aguilar, Luis Guridi
Stars: Manuel Manquiña, Ramón Barea, Laura Conejero
The Giant (2017)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A story about the world's tallest man, this is an unsettling Basque-language period drama focused on sibling rivalry.

Directors: Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño
Stars: Joseba Usabiaga, Eneko Sagardoy, Iñigo Aranburu
The Motive (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man obsessed with the idea of writing "high literature" starts to cause conflicts around him to write about it.

Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca
Stars: Javier Gutiérrez, María León, Adelfa Calvo
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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
Stars: María Barranco, Joaquim de Almeida, Laura del Sol
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Three divorced men share a flat. They live together without trouble till they hire a cleaning lady with whom the three flirt.

Director: Manuel Gómez Pereira
Stars: Imanol Arias, Antonio Resines, Juanjo Puigcorbé
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In a future world ruled by good-looking people, a terrorist group of mutants led by Ramon Yarritu kidnap the daughter of Orujo, a rich businessman, to claim for the rights of the ugly ... See full summary »

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Antonio Resines, Álex Angulo, Frédérique Feder
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

God decides to send another son to the earth to save the world. Jesus Christ disagrees because in such a case the history should be rewritten. To solve the dispute they decide to organise ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Cuerda
Stars: Francisco Rabal, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Jesús Bonilla
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ami is a 6 year old girl, extremely sensitive. Her mother, Carmen, lives with the obsession of giving a son to her husband, Gabriel. When finally she gets pregnant, the relation between ... See full summary »

Director: Juanma Bajo Ulloa
Stars: Silvia Munt, Tito Valverde, Susana García Díez
The Good Life (1996)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This humorous movie charts the life of a 14-year-old (Tristan) as he deals with some major issues in his life. At the beginning of the movie, he has already decided to dedicate his life to ... See full summary »

Director: David Trueba
Stars: Fernando Ramallo, Lucía Jiménez, Luis Cuenca
Fat People (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Follows the excesses and deprivation of life. Complexes, phobias, obsessions, traumas, fears, sex are aired in a group therapy against obesity.

Director: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Roberto Enríquez, Verónica Sánchez
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Ana is a middle aged woman who many years ago decided to start a new life in Paris. Now she must return to her hometown after the death of her parents, since they have left her an ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis García Sánchez
Stars: Amparo Rivelles, Amparo Soler Leal, Joaquín Kremel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Saturnino García ... Justino (as Saturnino Garcia)
Juanjo Puigcorbé ... Empresario (as Juanjo Puigcorbe)
Carlos Lucas Carlos Lucas ... Sansoncito
Alicia Hermida ... Doña Pura
José Alias José Alias ... Portero (as Jose Alias)
Carlos de Gabriel Carlos de Gabriel ... Carlos
Rosario Santesmases Rosario Santesmases ... Ana
Francisco Maestre ... Renco
Fausto Talón Fausto Talón ... Fausto (as Fausto Talon)
Carmen Segarra Carmen Segarra ... Reme
Concha Salinas Concha Salinas ... Angelines
Vicky Lagos ... La Chata
Popocho Ayestarán Popocho Ayestarán ... Maitre (as Popocho Ayestaran)
Juana Cordero Juana Cordero ... Enfermera
Fernando Vivanco Fernando Vivanco ... Dr. Larruscain II
Edit

Storyline

Justino was working in a bull-ring but now he is retired. For him it is very difficult to adapt to the new situation although he will find soon a hobby without forgetting his profession. Written by Miguel A. Andrade <andrade@embl-heidelberg.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

3 February 1995 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Justino See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

José María Lara See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Mar de dudas: Episode #1.3 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Justino
Lyrics by Víctor Coyote (as Víctor Abundancia)
Music by Jose Carlos Mac
Performed by Víctor Coyote (as Víctor Abundancia)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dark comedy filled with grisly murders , dealing with a retired man carries out a killing spree to take holidays in Benidorm
9 November 2016 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Justino (Saturnino Garcia) was working as a bull-ring ¨Puntillero¨ (who uses a dagger to kill bulls) but now he is retired . Justino wishes to go Benidorm on holidays -the elderly paradise- along with his best friend named Sansoncito (Carlos Lucas) and he attempts to get the necessary money , at whatever cost , even killing . Finally , Justino is left at a retirement home called ¨Shangrai-La¨ run by a stiff ruler (Alicia Sánchez) where he goes on his killing slaughter .

Outlandish feature debut by two good screenwriters , Luis Gudiri and Santiago Aguilar , nicknamed ¨La Cuadrilla¨ , here they make a black comedy about a psycho-killer who exacts a criminal spree . Passable movie about a ¨Puntillero¨ who only wants to enjoy holidays in the touristic city of Benidorm ; it blends black comedy , drama , urban conventionality , social habits , criticism and ¨Esperpento¨. Made in a very low budget and in black and white and a peculiar plot following the Spanish tradition . It is a piece of absurdity and nonsense , full of comical as well as dramatic situations , family tragedy and strange happenings . Splendid acting by Saturnino Garcia in the title role as a retired senior who finds very difficult to adapt to the new situation although he will find soon a hobby without forgetting his profession . The best parts of this flick ¨Justino, a Senior Citizen Killer¨ result to be the enjoyable descriptions of the Justino's friends with colorful characters such as : the good Sansoncito well played by Carlos Lucas , the sympathetic Renco nicely acted by Francisco Maestre , the ingenuous social assistant interpreted by Marta Fernández Muro and the ambitious neighbour Doña Pura finely performed by the recently deceased Alicia Hermida . Furthermore , an intimate and emotional friendship between Justino/Saturnino Garcia and Sansoncito/Carlos Lucas . Remaining support cast formed by notorious actors who give brief but adequate interpretations , such as : Juanjo Puigcorbe , Enrique Villén , Fernando Vivanco , Félix Rotaeta , Vicky Lagos and Ramón Barea as a weird Police Inspector.

Atmospheric and evocative cinematography in ¨Castizo expressionism¨ by Flavio Martínez Labiano , also producer , considered to be one of the best Spanish cameramen , he photographed successes as "The Day of the Beast" , ¨800 bullets¨ , "Timecrimes" and subsequently working in Hollywood , including box-office movies as ¨Bones¨ , ¨Non-stop¨ , ¨Unknown¨ , ¨The gunman¨ and ¨Shallows¨. Being filmed on location in Madrid and Plaza De Toros , Salamanca, Castilla y León . This offbeat motion picture was decent though strangely directed by Luis Gudiri and Santiago Aguilar in short budget , being financed by crowdfunding and an amount of money delivered by Canal Plus . Shot in 16mm and extended in 35 mm. for its commercial exhibition . In spite of it , and the scabrous theme , ¨Justino¨ had certain success . ¨Justino¨ achieved several Awards , it won Goya Awards 1995 , Goya Best New Actor Saturnino García and Best New Director Santiago Aguilar ; it won Cinema Writers Circle Awards, CEC Award Best New Artist to Santiago Aguilar ; it Won Critics Award Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival ; it Won Peñíscola Comedy Film Festival to Best Actor Carlos Lucas and Won Best Screenplay Santiago Aguilar , Luis Guridi ; and Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival 1994 Won Best Actor Saturnino García . It belongs to a trilogy directed by ¨La Cuadrilla¨ titled : ¨España Por La Puerta De Atrás¨ formed by ¨Justino , Un Asesino De La Tecer Edad ¨ , ¨Matiás Juez De Línea¨ and ¨Atilano Presidente¨ .


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed