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El rediezcubrimiento de México (1979)

The story of an Spanish immigrant. His misfortune, success and return to his beloved Asturias is displayed in this movie.


Fernando Cortés


Juan Cobos (screenplay), Miguel Rubio (screenplay) | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pancho Córdova ... Don Melitón Samaniego Teocaltiche
Alfredo Landa ... Ceferino Díaz Fernández
Dacia González Dacia González ... Lupita Pinedo
Rafael Llamas Rafael Llamas ... Tío Victoriano
Isa de Azcárate Isa de Azcárate
René Casados ... Tomasín
Joaquín García Vargas Joaquín García Vargas ... Don Terencio (as Joaquín García 'Borolas')
Carlos Agostí ... Capitán Cervantes
Alfonso Zayas ... Borracho
Jorge Fegán Jorge Fegán ... Vendedor de Lotería
Polo Ortín Polo Ortín ... Doctor
Aida Veder Aida Veder ... (as Aida Beder)
José Chávez José Chávez ... (as José Chávez Trowe)
Irma Yanire Irma Yanire
Francisco Llopis Francisco Llopis ... (as Paco Llopis)


Ceferino Díaz Fernández ( Alfredo Landa) is a poor peasant from in his search for wealth he decides to travel to Mexico to try his luck in the "new world" In Mexico he spend 40 years, becoming more Mexican than Spaniard, then he returns to Spain and face difficulties adjusting to the ways of his own country. Finally accepting that he is more Mexican than Spaniard. Written by jairhcastillo

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Mexico | Spain



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13 September 1979 (Mexico) See more »

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Asturias, Spain See more »

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Passable Spanish/Mexican co-production retelling life a worker in Spain and Mexico
29 July 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This is a well-intentated tale of a Spanish immigrant called Ceferino : Alfredo Landa wishes to go Mexico , as he leaves his Asturian natal village : Pola de Simado , abandoning his girlfriend: Amel Amor , sister : Mirta Miller, parents and other friends . At the beginning , he works at his uncle's grocery . There , he is nicknamed as a "Guachupin" , then happen some misfortunes , he is detained , to get money he sells books , and subsequetly get successes , as he married a wealthy heiress and even won a lottery ticket and created a publishing factory .Along the way , Ceferino has a big time , become a rich Indiano he goes back Spain . Finally , he along with his Mexican wife and an old friend return Spain , they arrive in Madrid , Toledo , Sevilla , Cordoba and to his beloved Asturias .

This comedy deals with Ceferino , Alfredo Landa , an Asturian countryman who emigrates to Mexico to get fame and fortune . Dealing with his distresses , misfortunes , and life hardship as well as some successes in Mexico .The movie gives an enjoyable description from Mexico and Spain life , including songs and dances : Rancheras , Asturian Folklore , Flamenco , traditional dances , popular songs : Asturias Patria Querida , Jalisco...It stars the always great Alfredo Landa . Alfredo was one of the best and more popular Spanish actors and creator a cinematic subgenre : Landismo. His long career is formed by 110 films for forty years . In his first period through the 60s he starred secondary comical roles in notorious titles as El Verdugo by Berlanga , Ninette y un Señor de Murcia by Fernando Fernan Gomez , and No somos de piedra by Manuel Summers .After the successful No desearas el vecino del quinto by Ramon Fernandez , he performed over 30 comedies in Spanish style : "a la Española" , creating the "Landismo", including titles as Prestamela 15 dias , No desearas la mujer del vecino , Simon contamos contigo , Guapo heredero busca esposa , Dormir ligar todo es empezar , No firmes mas letras cielo , Vente a ligar al Oeste , Jenaro el de los 14 , Manolo La Nuit , Un curita cañon , El reprimido . His third period starts with El puente by JA Bardem , being directed by prestigious filmmakers as Jose Luis Garci in Las verdes praderas , El crack I, El crack II , Cancion de cuna ; Antonio Mercero in La proxima estacion ; Luis Garcia Berlanga in La vaquilla ; Basilio Martin Patino directed him in Los parasos perdidos , Jose Luis Borau in Tata mia and J.L Cuerda in El bosque animado . And standing out important characters in Los Santos Inocentes by Mario Camus , Don Quijote TV series and El Rey del rio by Manuel Gutierrez Aragon .

The motion picture was regularly directed by Fernado Cortes. He was a prolific craftsman who directed a lot of films , especially comedies and dramas such as : El futbolista fenomeno ,Tres pecados , Duro pero seguro , Me case con un cura , La criada bien criada , La comadrita , La presidenta municipal ,La madrecita and Tres calaveras , among others .

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