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Cantinflas (2014)

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The untold story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time, from his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood.

Director:

Sebastian del Amo

Writers:

Edui Tijerina (screenplay), Sebastian del Amo (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Óscar Jaenada ... Mario Moreno Cantinflas
Adrian Herrera Adrian Herrera ... Voceador
Michael Imperioli ... Michael Todd
Alejandra Prado Alejandra Prado ... Mapy Cortés
Ilse Salas ... Valentina Ivanova
Alejandro Calva ... Jacques Gelman
Bárbara Mori ... Liz Taylor
Ana Layevska ... Miroslava Stern
Alejandro Springall ... Inversionista
Alfonso Borbolla ... Ernesto Alonso
Luis Gerardo Méndez ... Estanislao Shilinsky
Joaquín Cosio ... Emilio 'Indio' Fernández
Andrés Montiel ... Agustín Isunza
Cassandra Ciangherotti ... Estela Pagola
Aranzta Muñoz Aranzta Muñoz ... Bailarina
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The untold story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time, from his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood. Written by Pantelion Films

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, language, smoking and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

18 September 2014 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Cantinflas: A Magia da Comédia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,506,875 (Mexico), 19 September 2014, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,661,253, 29 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,370,412, 10 October 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,650,000, 31 December 2014
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Kenio Films See more »
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

In Spain was released in 2016, 2 years later, in 36 theaters (original-dubbed version / subtitled version). See more »

Goofs

The scene of shooting "Ahí está el detalle" (1940) begins with a title card indicating that filming takes place at Churubusco Studios. Churubusco facilities weren't opened until 1945. In fact, filming took place at CLASA Studios. See more »

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While the credits role one of the most famous scenes of the film El bolero de Raquel is recreated by the actors in the film. See more »

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References El gendarme desconocido (1941) See more »

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Score 03/ Original Soundtrack - Cantinflas: Música Original De La Película
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Cantinflas: a must-see film for everyone in Mexico, and elsewhere ...
3 October 2014 | by figlesiasSee all my reviews

I've seen the movie "Cantinflas" directed by Sebastian del Amo, and I am convinced that this is "the film that every Mexican must-see". This is biopic is the story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time, Mario Moreno "Cantinflas". The film follows him from his humble beginnings on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood.

On one side you discover the man: Mario Moreno who expressed his values through his Cantinflas character on films and stage. Cantinflas gives voice to social issues: on his films he would protest against injustice, keeping his cool being sincere, generous, honest and optimistic. Cantinflas never resorted to vulgarity, nor to profanity, insults or violence to make us laugh, and his unique speech style (cantinflear) reflects the demagogic rhetoric we hear from politicians. We all recognize on Mario Moreno "Cantinflas" a Mexican hero who overcame poverty and lack of formal education to become an artist and humanist, recognized worldwide.

On the other hand, there is the film where actor Oscar Jaenada does a masterful "incarnation" of Mario Moreno Cantinflas. Thanks to Oscar's credibility and this film's quality production, more people attended movie theaters to watch the movie and a new generations will better understand Cantinflas legacy and values.

In addition, the performances of other actors like Ilse Salas, Barbara Mori, Gabriela de la Garza and Luis Gerardo Méndez, to name a few, were preceded by months of preparation and are really a tribute to the characters they play. Original music by Aleks Syntek. Screen play by Edui Tijerina, and excellent production of entrepreneurs Vidal Garza Cantú, Adolfo Franco, Alejandro Barron, and Mario Moreno Ivanova. Thus, "Cantinflas" brings to life Mexico's hero, so this is a most- see film for everyone in Mexico, and elsewhere.


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