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During the Spanish transition to democracy a newcomer director is trying to make a movie dealing with censorship troubles and the erotic trends that cinema industry imposes.

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David Serrano

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto San Juan ... Federico Solá
Nathalie Poza ... Silvia Conde
Miguel Rellán ... José María Culebras
Javier Gutiérrez ... Benito Magallanes
Andrés Lima Andrés Lima ... Marcial Pérez Bustamante
Luis Bermejo ... Manolo Castaño
Diego Martín ... Augusto
Fernando Tejero ... Fino
Roberto Álamo ... Alfredo Torres / Palmero / Lotero / Antioquio / Chistoso del bar / Policía
Malena Alterio ... Gloria
Gerardo Malla Gerardo Malla ... Francisco Grande
Amparo Valle Amparo Valle ... Mari
Elvira Cuadrupani ... Bárbara
Natalie Pinot Natalie Pinot ... Susi
Secun de la Rosa Secun de la Rosa ... Cura
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During the Spanish transition to democracy a newcomer director is trying to make a movie dealing with censorship troubles and the erotic trends that cinema industry imposes.

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Country:

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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 February 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Encerrados en la mina See more »

Filming Locations:

Brunete, Madrid, Spain See more »

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$636,029
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Noche de ronda
Written by Maria Teresa Lara (as María Teresa Lara Aguirre)
Performed by Gerardo Malla and Miguel Rellán
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Mediocre acting, silly story and nice cinematography in a badly directed film
8 June 2015 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Average and cheesy film dealing with a witty look at actors , actresses , producers , directors working in soft porn cinema in a country waking up after 40 years of repression . Set in Spain 1977 with surprisingly little violence and really not that much sex for a film about the soft-core porn biz in Spain that sprang up after Franco was gone . Concerning a little girl star named Silvia Conde , Marisol-alike , a Spanish icon prized by Francisco Franco and now grown-up (Nathalie Poza) returns to big screen . She is hired by a producer (Miguel Rellan) who attempts to nude Silvia and another financier (Gerardo Malla) who wishes to make love with her . Producer contracts writer Federico Sola (Alberto San Juan , married to Gloria : Malena Alterio) to shot his first film but the latter falls in love for Silvia Conde . The plot of the movie they are shooting concerns a violent strike of miners , while the strikers are pursued , detained and tortured by Guardia Civil . Meantime , producer José María Culebras gives a precious watch to Director General De Cine (Roberto Alamo) to avoid his film to be censored for nudism . But the main producer is imprisoned when a building is collapsed causing death a lot of people , then the production goes to bankrupt .

This lousy as well as embarrassing comedy contains crazy events , nudism , sexual scenes , amusement and absurd situations . Sitting in a strange middle ground between the completely absurd and the stylish set pieces , including some enjoyable musical numbers . It is a crazy Spanish comedy that offers no intellectual stimulus whatsoever , though it has some fun and hilarious moments . Humor is sometimes cheesy and gross-out with numerous naughty and picaresque situations such as sex jokes , adulteries , jealousy , and erotic scenes . It partially sets the tone of the times in the seventies when had been made lots of films about nudism or ¨Destape¨. The film attempts to give laughs but it doesn't work , resulting in a bad and failed film . My feelings are extremely mixed but I must admit there are some brief and no very enjoyable laughters ; however , it also packs uneven comedy , piggy humor , profanity and grossed themes . The picture bears remarkable resemblance to ¨Los Años Desnudos (Clasificada S)¨ by Dunia Ayoso and Felix Sabroso (2008) similarly concerning a trio of naked actresses : Candela Peña , Goya Toledo , Mar Flores shooting films during cinematic nudism time of the 70s . The picture provides a passel of cameo appearances such as Josele Román , Ramón Barea , Malena Alterio , Fernando Tejero , Diego Martin , Coque Malla , Secun De La Rosa , Javier Gutiérrez who achieved recently Goya Award and Roberto Álamo in multiple small roles as Alfredo Torres / Palmero / Lotero / Antioquio / Chistoso del bar / Policía .

It packs a luxurious cinematography by Kiko De La Rica , considered to be one of the best Spanish cameramen , he has photographed many successes such as Lucia Y Sexo , Mataharis , Dias Futbol , Marujas Asesinas , he's usual cameraman of Eloy De La Iglesia : The Oxford murders , Comunidad , Chispa De Vida , Brujas De Zurragamurdi . Furthermore , atmospheric and evocative musical score by Miguel Malla . The motion picture was lousily directed by David Serrano , as no big deal , the flick is not worth watching . David Serrano was born in 1975 in Madrid , location in which he often shoots his movies . He is a writer , known for Días De Fútbol (2003), El Otro Lado De La Cama (2002) , Una Hora Más En Canarias (2010) and is filming Tenemos Que Hablar with Hugo Silva and Michelle Jenner .


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