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Moscow Gold (2003)

El oro de Moscú (original title)
Two losers believe they have found the lost national gold reserve of the Spanish Republic, thought to have been sent to the USSR.

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Jesús Bonilla
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesús Bonilla ... Pedro "Papeles" Aparicio
Santiago Segura ... Íñigo Fuentes
Concha Velasco ... Pastora Bernal
Alfredo Landa ... Faustino Peláez
Antonio Resines ... Jacinto
Alexis Valdés Alexis Valdés ... Vladimir
María Barranco ... Alejandra
Gabino Diego ... Felipe "IBM / Bill Gates"
Neus Asensi ... Gloria
José Luis López Vázquez ... Beltrán (Viejo)
Carmen Vicente-Arche Carmen Vicente-Arche ... Carmen
Idelfonso Tamayo Idelfonso Tamayo ... Arencibia
Joel Angelino Joel Angelino ... Mansueto (as Yoel Tomas Angelino)
Chiquito de la Calzada Chiquito de la Calzada ... Padre de Íñigo
Juan Luis Galiardo ... Alberto Tajuña
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Two losers believe they have found the lost national gold reserve of the Spanish Republic, thought to have been sent to the USSR.

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Country:

Spain

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Spanish | French | English

Release Date:

28 March 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Moscow Gold See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Opening Weekend:

€1,444,851 (Spain), 30 March 2003, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Nutty Spanish comedy filled with bungling characters , movement , confusion and mayhem
8 September 2016 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The film starts in 1938 , during the Spanish Civil War , Madrid surroundings , where a group of military talking about a treasure . The legend tells a fabulous treasure , since then , mean cons and powerful people have searched in vain . Subsequently , it takes place at Madrid Hospital where an old ill man (José Luis López Vazquez) confesses a nurse called Iñigo (Santiago Segura) about a dark secret : a valuable and hidden treasure . Iñigo tells his friend Pedro "Papeles" Aparicio (Jesús Bonilla) those words from the moribund , as both of whom carry out a relentless search for finding the tracks that lead to four watches . It rushes to find some treasure by a group of misfit roles , a motley team of Cuban people (Alexis Valdés , among others) , a veteran stage dancer (Conchita Velasco) , a jeweller (Antonio Resines) that fail to agree on finding and sharing the cash . It follows in a crazy adventure , a rambunctious race to see who can claim the loot first ; being full of leaks and persecutions . As a crazy chase develops across churches , Bank of Spain and Palace of El Pardo to find the Civil War treasure that had allegedly been delivered to Russia .

This agreeable picture concerns a silly quest pulled off by a bunch of unfortunate as well as botcher people but things go awry . As the dying words of an old people spark a madcap that rush to find some treasure . This film is made to entertain , and this movie , especially for a good time and a pleasant entertainment and is also pretty darn funny . Sitting in a strange middle ground between the completely absurd and the stylishly enjoyable . It takes a simple concept , a clumsy band of shameless folks turning into law-breaking lunatics and ruining their lives for the sake of an ancient treasure ; all of them investigating and running here and there to find it . There are some nice jokes in the film and the cast , playing eccentric characters , make a cosy fit . The flick interweaves fun comedy along with a social criticism about the Spanish crisis of the 2000s and a little bit of suspense and great amusement . This film packs attractive images , strange situations , swift frames , twists and turns ; but it especially contains catching touches of humor , tongue-in-cheek and irony . It takes a silly premise , a peculiar quest , being schemed , planned and proceeded by hapless people and in similar style to American films as ¨It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World¨ by Stanley Kramer and ¨Rat race¨ by Jerry Zucker , along with Italian classy ¨Rufufu¨ (1956) , a great Comedia all'Italiana by Mario Monicelli ; this latter was a brilliant parody to French production titled ¨Rififi¨(1956) and adding the typical Spanish idiosyncrasy with titles as ¨Atraco a Las Tres¨, or ¨Los Que Tocan el Piano¨ . The film is full of familiar faces and cameos such as Alfredo Landa , Antonio Resines , Alexis Valdés , Gabino Diego , Neus Asensi , Juan Luis Galiardo , Sancho Gracia , María Barranco , Andrés Pajares , José Luis López Vázquez , Jorge Sanz , El Gran Wyoming , Carlos Latre ,Florentino Fernández , all of them give brief but enjoyable interpretations .

The film is dedicated to Juán De La Rosa of ¨Duo Sacapuntas¨. Being efficiently produced by the great producer Enrique Cerezo and Santiago Segura by his production company called ¨Amiguetes Entertainment¨ . The motion picture was professionally directed by Jesús Bonilla , though it has some flaws and gaps , being overlong . He directed in similar style ¨Dagger of Rasputín¨ also produced by Enrique Cerezo and starred by Antonio Resines , Jesús Bonilla , Maria Barranco , Juan Luis Galiardo , Andrés Pajares playing a bungler group who will take you to the heart of the deep Russia .


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