El Mago

abril 6, 2015 - Comment

Probably the most delightful Cantinflas movie ever made, Cantinflas goes from the streets of Mexico to the fabulous palaces of the Far East. Overnight, he becomes a Caliph, then a magician, then several other fascinating characters, each one providing another facet of Cantinflas’ unique human comedy.

Probably the most delightful Cantinflas movie ever made, Cantinflas goes from the streets of Mexico to the fabulous palaces of the Far East. Overnight, he becomes a Caliph, then a magician, then several other fascinating characters, each one providing another facet of Cantinflas’ unique human comedy.

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Carlos E. Velasquez dice:

El Mago “El Mago” is another triumph in Cantinflas’ (Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes, 1911-1993) long and distinguished career. This very famous Mexican actor, who Charlie Chaplin once referred to as “the greatest comedian alive,” clearly made films covering almost every topic that he could make fun of (e.g. the circus, firemen, pilots, boxers, politicians, priests, bullfighters, etc.), while at the same time finding space to inject some social commentary. “El Mago” is a hilarious film that follows that trend, showcasing his comic genius.The story begins with the death of the king of Hariche, a fictitious city in the Far East. His advisors decided that they should try to locate Krisnar, his only son and sole inheritor, who lives in Mexico. Krisnar is a respected fortune-teller in that country.Unfortunately, while the king’s advisors are on the way, Krisnar becomes sick, and his doctor advises him to take a vacation. He also advises him that he could be replaced by…

K. Lopez dice:

Cantinflas and his movies

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