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Anacleto: Agente secreto (2015)

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Adolfo, a thirty something security guard, is going through a bad patch. Not only his lifetime girlfriend has just to finished with him to be a guy with no ambition but, moreover, he ... See full summary »

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A spoof of contemporary Spanish movies.

Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera
Stars: Alexandra Jiménez, Sílvia Abril, Carlos Areces
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Imanol Arias ... Anacleto
Quim Gutiérrez ... Adolfo
Alexandra Jiménez ... Katia
Berto Romero ... Martín
Carlos Areces ... Vázquez
Eduardo Gómez Eduardo Gómez ... Mac el Molécula
Dani El Rojo Dani El Rojo ... Joe el Carnicero
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ... Jefe
Rossy de Palma ... Madre de Katia
Sílvia Abril ... Secretaria (as Silvia Abril)
José Corbacho ... Agente veterano (as Jose Corbacho)
Andreu Buenafuente ... Agente veterano
Toni Sevilla Toni Sevilla ... Padre Katia
Gilbert Bosch Gilbert Bosch ... O'Hara
Qihui Zhu Qihui Zhu ... Chino
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Adolfo, a thirty something security guard, is going through a bad patch. Not only his lifetime girlfriend has just to finished with him to be a guy with no ambition but, moreover, he becomes the target of a series of thugs led by Vázquez, a dangerous criminal who has just escaped from jail. Also he discovers that his father has a double identity. He is not a farmer engaged in the production of cold meat - as Adolfo has believed all his life, but Anacleto, a secret agent who is a bit down and the man who locked Vázquez up in jail thirty years ago. Adolfo will have to leave his comfort zone and work with his father, the person that Adolfo get on worse with in the world to survive the revenge of Vazquez and while, between shootouts and chases, trying to get his girlfriend back. Written by Angelo Olivier

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Spanish

Release Date:

4 September 2015 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Anacleto: Agente Secreto See more »

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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€1,800,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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When Anacleto enters Vazquez's cell, it is full of pictures and caricatures of Anacleto. These caricatures show Anacleto as he was depicted in the original comics of Editorial Bruguera. See more »

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Secret agents parody with Anacleto/Imanol Arias helped by his son/Quim Gutiérrez to confront nasty Carlos Areces
21 July 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This likable silly farce with numberless comedy set pieces deals about Anacleto (Imanol Arias) , a veteran agent in undercover identity dressed in black suit with bond tie and a smoking cigarette in the mouth , as well as his son Adolfo (Quim Gutiérrez) , a young who is going through a bad time . Not only his lifetime sweetheart , Katia , (Alejandra Jimenez) has just to ended with him to be a person with no ambition but , moreover , he and his dad are pursued by a dangerous criminal who has just escaped from prison . Also to be aware that his father is not a farmer engaged in the production of cold meat - as Adolfo has believed all his life- , but Anacleto , a secret agent who really works for G.P. (the meaning of the acronym was never explained in the original comic book) and the man who locked Vázquez up in prison thirty years ago . Anacleto has been a widower for many years and lost his spouse when Adolfo was a young boy . As Anacleto and his son get together again to thwart the plans of cunning baddie , Vazquez . As Anacleto is an expert shooter and runner , throwing himself from great heights with great ability to avoid any hits and falling to the ground but not hurting . Then , Adolfo to accompany in numerous adventures to his daddy , the person that Adolfo get on worse with in the world to survive the vendetta of Vazquez . But "Anacleto Nunca Falla" (Anacleto never fails , leitmotiv of the main role), said several times , is the principal quote , as he always hits the target .

A hilarious parody of the famous comic books :¨Anacleto Agente Secreto¨ with a similar premise to ¨Get Smart¨ series . The spoof is surrealist , extreme and gross-out but is also bold and intelligent with a myriad of imaginative sketches with no sense , slapdash and slapstick . The picture is full of pursuits , noisy action , fights , state-of-art special effects , and between crossfire and chases , including a sentimental plot , as starring Quim Gutiérrez attempting to get his fiancée back . The flick contains an unstopped string of gags each thirty seconds and silly jokes ; as from start to finish the action and comedy are interminable that's why the viewers will laugh uncontrollably .Most of laughs and sight gags galore work acceptably well . Sympathetic performances from Imanol Arias as an intrepid agent who has a double identity , and Quim Gutiérrez as a thirty something security guard who will have to leave his comfort zone to help his father . Both of whom become the targets of a series of thugs led by Vázquez well played by Carlos Areces . Habitual quirky and lunatic characters , especially reincarnated by Rossy De Palma as mother of Katia , Sílvia Abril , José Corbacho , Andreu Buenafuente , Eduardo Gómez and special mention for Berto Romero as Martin . Colorful cinematography by Arturo Valls Colomer , adding a special atmosphere that bears remarkable resemblance the visual look of the offices in Spain of the middle 60's, accurately the time of Anacleto's creation . Thrilling and suspenseful musical score by Javier Rodero . The motion picture was compellingly directed by Javier Ruiz Caldera . He is a competent director and editor , known for : Spanish movie (2009) , Tres Bodas De Más (2013), Promoción Fantasma (2012) and this Anacleto: Agente Secreto (2015).

It is based on the popular comics from Manuel Vázquez Gallego (Madrid, 1930 – Barcelona, 1995), he was a prestigious Spanish cartoonist. He was one of the most important artists of Editorial Bruguera. His family were friends with comedians Wenceslao Fernández Flórez and Enrique Jardiel Poncela, who influenced Vázquez's humor. Vázquez started to publish in the 1940s in a new magazine . He started to publish in Editorial Bruguera in 1947. He used to introduce himself as villain in his own comics . And created a lot of characters , for example: Las Hermanas Gilda (The Gilda Sisters) (The adventures of two very different sisters), (A surrealist parody of James Bond), La Familia Cebolleta (The Scallion Family) or El tío Vázquez (Uncle Vázquez) (A self- parody) . And this original comic book series ¨Anacleto, Agente Secreto (Anacleto, Secret Agent)¨ created in 1964 as a Spanish parody of James Bond , here Anacleto is brave agent , single and does not have any girlfriend . There is a 2010 biopic film based on his life called El gran Vázquez directed by Óscar Aibar and starring Santiago Segura . When Editorial Bruguera disappeared Vazquez also joined in adult magazines such as El Papus or Makoki with the alias Sappo . Vázquez died in 1995.


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