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El otro Cristóbal (1963)

The dictator Anastasio rules with an iron fist backed by business-men making deals and speeches about building canals, completely disconnected from the chaos amongst the population. ... See full summary »

Director:

Armand Gatti

Writers:

Armand Gatti, Eduardo Manet (dialogue writer) (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Jean Bouise ... Cristobal
Marc Dudicourt Marc Dudicourt ... Dictator Anastasio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bertina Acevedo Bertina Acevedo
Pierre Chaussat Pierre Chaussat
Alden Knight Alden Knight
Eslinda Núñez Eslinda Núñez
Carlos Ruiz de la Tejera Carlos Ruiz de la Tejera
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The dictator Anastasio rules with an iron fist backed by business-men making deals and speeches about building canals, completely disconnected from the chaos amongst the population. Anastasio is rumored to have died after an incident with a mirror and a violent confrontation after literally crowing as a cock amongst his chicken followers. The afterlife is shown as a casino where Anastasio strong-arms his way into heaven. Divination is used to find the next dictator, and a sailor and his black, peasant sidekick find themselves attempting to start a revolution with an organ, dragging it through the countryside, as the movie explores the country, culture and music. They attempt to trade with a flattened poster of a traditional family woman as well as a younger shrew, and encounter innocence in the form of a virgin. The war escalates into mythical proportions between heaven and hell in astonishing surreal sets involving dinosaur bones, stagy cages, huge pinball games and a bullfighting ... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

Cuba | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

May 1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Other Christopher See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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