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El gran perro muerto (1981)

In a small town, a dead dog on the middle of the main street, then a bureaucratic process begins to determine who is responsible for removing dead dog.


(as José Antonio Monsell hijo), (novel)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Don Lorenzo
... Doña Modesta
Eduardo de la Peña ... Cabo Fidencio (as Eduardo de la Peña 'Lalo El Mimo')
Pompín Iglesias ... Don Pascualito
Jaime Garza ... Chente
Yolanda Rigel ... La Beata
... Comandante Sixto Cruz (as Roberto 'Flaco' Guzmón)
... Don Zebedeo (as Don Fernando Soler)
Ignacio Retes ... Armendariz
... Inspector de sanidad publica
Humberto Elizondo ... Cabo Valdemar
Miguel Gurza ... Maestro
Paco Sañudo ... Regidor de aceo
Rojo Grau ... Demetrio (as Rogelio Gonzalez Grau)
Juan José Martínez Casado ... Sr. Pichardo


The tranquility of a small town is disrupted by the presence of a dead dog, which lays in the middle of the main street, as local authorities are unable to agree who's responsible of removing the dog's remains and then the federal government intervenes, however the rotting carcass continues on the street because no government agency assume the task because bureaucratic dispositions. Written by jairhcastillo

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Drama | Comedy





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20 August 1981 (Mexico)  »

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A small Mexican town is disturbed by the appearance of a dead dog...
27 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

In a small Mexican town life gets a turn because a dead dog appears dead in the middle of the main street, since the street is a federal way, the authorities are put into test on the disposal of the remains, a satirical view of the bureaucracy typical of Latin American countries, where a trivial issue can get enormous proportions due to the paperwork and even politics involved. Fun and in the style of Alfonso Arau's "Calzontzin Inspector" or "La ley de Herodes" The acting is good and it has a few good gags.*Check the painter on the church for example.*

I am waiting to see it on DVD.

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