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Buñuel’s dark screwball comedy tells of a wealthy Mexican family’s attempt to change the spending habit of their selfish and hedonistic father. The family decides to try to fool him into spending less by telling him that his large fortune is gone and assuming a life of poverty. However, the old man discovers the deception but-in order to teach his family that they are worthless and lazy and to vindicate his own reputation- he continues to feing ignorance while sneaking off during the day to conduct his still thriving business.

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Comedia disparatada de Buñuel sobre una rica familia mejicana que intenta corregir el incontrolable tren de vida del egoista y hedonista cabeza de familia. La famillia decide engañarle para que gaste menos, diciéndole que su inmensa fortuna se ha esfumado y poniendo en escena una vida de pobreza. Sin embargo, el viejo descubre el engaño pero, para dar una lección de humildad a su familia y para reivindicar su propia reputación, continuará fingiendo su ignorancia al mismo tiempo que se escabulle durante el dia para dirigir sus todavía prósperos negocios.

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 rv v mar  2009

 

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