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La hoz y el Martínez (1985)

In the last years of the cold war between the United States and Russia a Spanish plumber finds himself involved in a web of intrigues around the signing of a treaty on nuclear disarmament.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrés Pajares ... Juan Martinez
Silvia Tortosa ... Anna Petrovna Borodina
Gérard Tichy ... Dimitri Vasilievich
Jack Taylor
Javier Loyola
José Lifante ... (as Luis Lifante)
Mimí Muñoz Mimí Muñoz ... tía de Juan
Paco De Osca Paco De Osca
Rafael Hernández
Ángel Ter Ángel Ter
Frank Sussman Frank Sussman
Dennis Vaughan Dennis Vaughan
María Álvarez María Álvarez
Coral Pellicer Coral Pellicer
Marta Puig Marta Puig
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In the last years of the cold war between the United States and Russia a Spanish plumber finds himself involved in a web of intrigues around the signing of a treaty on nuclear disarmament.

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21 January 1985 (Spain) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Spy movie parody with Andrés Pajares , including lots of jokes , pursuits , intrigue , entertainment and amusement
10 January 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Funny and silly comedy about a sympathetic rogue man , a plumber well played by Pajares in his usual hilarious style , professionally directed by the writer/producer/director Alvaro Sáenz De Heredia and it achieved success at Spanish box office . Bemusing story with embarrassing moments and fun acting by a likable comedian : Andrés Pajares . Set in the last years of the cold war between the United States and Russia around the signing of a treaty on nuclear disarmament . It deals with an unlucky plumber who carries out their bunglering jobs , when he meets a stranger spy , Anna Petrovna Borodina (Silvia Tortosa) and then , he suddenly becomes involved into a twisted international intrigue , replacing a known pacificier (Andres Pajares himself in a double role) who has been wound with unexpected consequences . To flee his enemies Juán uses thousands of tricks and fakes . But things go wrong when there appears some traitors and double-agents .

In this flick there is humor , fun and guffaws . An amusing but average Spanish comedy film and with its ups and downs . It deals with an unfortunate as well as botcher plumber called Juan Martinez , Andrés Pajares, a Spanish plumber ; this hard-working worker finds himself involved in a web of international intrigues .Pajares is a cool Spanish actor, who usually formed an attractive cinematic couple with Fernando Esteso . Both of whom usually playing a duo of unfortunate , roguish , swindlers as well as bungling people . They usually made couple in a lot of films and achieved much success in the 80s . And especially ¨Los Bingueros¨ was one of their greatest hits . The movies they played were funny and with many support's actors . The films were with short budget and lackluster but including comedy and lots of fun . Those contained many nude girls , laughs and slapstick , being mostly directed by Mariano Ozores , a craftsman filmmaker and writer , who wrote/directed disconcerting screenplays , he recently won a Goya Award (2016) to his long and fruitful career . The latter made with these two famous comedians , -Andres Pajares and Fernando - several films , as they had various years partnership between the two leads , such as ¨Agitese Antes Usarla¨ , ¨Al Este Del Oeste¨, ¨Los Liantes¨, ¨Los Energeticos¨, ¨La Lola Lleva Al Huerto¨ , ¨El Currante¨, El Hijo Del Cura¨. This ¨La Hoz y el Marrtinez¨ is a charming as well as embarrassing comedy that contains crazy events , nudism , amusement and absurd situations . There are some nice jokes in the film and the cast , playing eccentric characters , make a cosy fit . It is a nutty 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 , as well as some action scenes ; including car chases and crashes by the expert stunt -driver Alain Petit . The film attempts to give laughs and it works here and there , resulting in an amusing though middling 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 , simple humor , and some political themes . ¨La Hoz y el Martinez¨ partially reflects the mood and the reality of Spain and Europe in the Cold War era , dealing with politic juncture about the hard relations between URSS and USA in similar style to other films from this period . It gives a silly but ironical Spain and Madrid outlook and containing some political remarks . Supporting cast is plenty of familiar faces such as : Gérard Tichy , Jack Taylor , Javier Loyola , José Lifante , Rafael Hernández , José Yepes , Emilio Fornet , Adriano Domínguez and many others



¨La Hoz y el Martinez¨ is a mediocre picture with some amusing moments , being profesional but middlingly directed by Alvaro Saenz de Heredia in his usual style and had much success in the Spanish box office . Saenz Heredia directed decent films and many actors and technicians worked and ate thanks to the huge success of his films . Heredia directed various vehicles for popular comedians as Chiquito De La Calzada , Bigote Arrocet : ¨Condemor¨ , followed by ¨Bracula¨, ¨Papa Piquillo¨ ; Emilio Aragon : ¨Policia¨ , ¨Freddy , El Crupier¨ ; Andres Pajares : ¨Hoz Y El Martínez¨ ; Javier Gurruchaga : ¨R2 Caso Cadaver Sin Cabeza¨ ; and Martes Y Trece : ¨Aqui Huele a Muerto¨ , ¨El Robo De La Joyoya¨ . Alvaro is an specialist on comedies , as he has proved in : 2010 Venganza Ira Vamp , 2005 R2 Caso Cadaver Sin Cabeza , 2002 Esta Noche no , 2001 Corazón De Bombón , 1998 Pápa Piquillo , 1997 Brácula Condemor II , 1996 Aquí Llega Condemor, El Pecador De Pradera , 1994 Una Chica Entre Un Millón , 1992 Chechu y Familia . This raucous spy spoof is an Andrés Pajares vehicle , if you like his crazy, maniac performances , you'll enjoy this one


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