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¡Buen viaje, excelencia! (2003)

A ironic and fully irreverent review of the live of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco in his last two years of life.

Director:

Albert Boadella

Writer:

Albert Boadella
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramon Fontserè Ramon Fontserè ... Francisco Franco
Pilar Sáenz Pilar Sáenz ... Doña Carmen Polo
Minnie Marx Minnie Marx ... Doctora Müller
Xavier Boada Xavier Boada ... Cristóbal Martínez-Bordiú, Marqués de Villaverde / Progre barbudo bar / Locutor TV
Jesús Agelet Jesús Agelet ... Pacón
Lluís Elias Lluís Elias ... Doctor Vicente
Dolors Tuneu Dolors Tuneu
Pep Vila Pep Vila
Jordi Rico Jordi Rico
Montse Puig Montse Puig
Jordi Costa Jordi Costa
Saturnino García ... Franquista Bar 1
Luis Cuenca Luis Cuenca
Teresa Berganza Teresa Berganza ... Carmen 'Carmencita' Martínez-Bordiú
Carles Romeu Carles Romeu ... Blas

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Storyline

Franco spends his last days of life in "El Palacio del Pardo", between delusions of the past, and surrounded by his family and his loyal military entourage. These, desperate for the delicate state of health of the Caudillo, decide to resort to alternative medicine Dr. Müller, a modern German woman, to the astonishment of all, ending will be determined by becoming the right hand of Generalísimo. Written by Karmencita

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Comedy

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Exaggerated but funny!
2 December 2005 | by fsvieiraSee all my reviews

I'm not Spanish, but I'm well aware of Spanish culture (or cultures) and very curious about the themes that tend to divide this country in two since the civil war! "Buen viaje excelencia" tries to depict the situation of Spanish government during the last years of Francisco Franco, when the dictator was showing strong signs of mental and physical illness, although until the day of his death he was presented to the world has a strong and in perfect shape leader. It's a satirical piece presented by one of Spain's most celebrated comedians "Els Joglars", a Catalan group that started on the sixties, and that tries to take to the cinema something that seems it would work better on stage, as a play!... Although funny at times, the film is unbalanced leaving a sense of broken pieces glued to each other. A curious document that portrays an age of changes in modern Spain, in the tradition of Italian political 'satyra'... Exaggerated but funny to watch at least if you're aware of Spain's 20th century history.


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Official Sites:

Cinefilo (Spanish)

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 October 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Buen viaje, Excelencia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$638,618
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lolafilms See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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