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The Ugliest Woman in the World (1999)

La mujer más fea del mundo (original title)
2012 Madrid DF. Lola Otero, the ugliest woman in the world, suffers the cruelty of the people until at 18 a surgery transforms her into a beauty. When the mutilated corpse of an old woman is discovered, it seems Lola as suspicious.

Director:

Miguel Bardem

Writer:

Nacho Faerna
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elia Galera Elia Galera ... Lola Otero
Roberto Álvarez ... Teniente Arribas
Javivi ... Sargento Pelayo
Héctor Alterio ... Dr. Werner
Alberto San Juan ... Luis Casanova
Enrique Villén ... Abella
Guillermo Toledo Guillermo Toledo ... Lafuente
David Pinilla David Pinilla ... Pizarro
Pablo Pinedo Pablo Pinedo ... León
Saturnino García ... El forense
Carlos Lucas Carlos Lucas ... Ayudante del forense
Penélope Velasco Penélope Velasco ... Cuca Maragato
Ramón Barea ... Sr. Otero
Lourdes Bartolomé Lourdes Bartolomé ... La enfermera (the nurse)
Alicia Agut Alicia Agut ... La monjita (the nun)
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2012 Madrid DF. Lola Otero, the ugliest woman in the world, suffers the cruelty of the people until at 18 a surgery transforms her into a beauty. When the mutilated corpse of an old woman is discovered, it seems Lola as suspicious.

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Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 November 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Mais Feia do Mundo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Aurum Producciones See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Tell me something I don't know
20 August 2005 | by Jiji-3See all my reviews

The movie is exceptional in more ways than one, I'd never encountered anything as original. It was obviously conceived by a fascinating enough mind - or a number of them.

At the same time, it's one of the most reactionary, misogynist movies I've ever seen, and I've seen plenty. Sexist jokes, demeaning talk, a female antagonist who's "the most beautiful woman in the world" on the outside, but whose true self is evil, twisted and ugly to the last; feminists being portrayed as fat, ugly, raving maniacs - you name it, if it's a woman-bashing cliché it's most likely in there (and it's by no means in there to be mocked or deconstructed, in case anyone was wondering).

The movie's being a comedy is a poor excuse, plus an unoriginal one. Whenever a nasty shot at women gets challenged, it's defended with "oh come on, it's just a joke", but the simple fact is (and will always remain) that the kinds of jokes one chooses to make reflect one's attitude and views on the subject at hand. All in all, the movie is yet another potshot at females, taken by a man who's obviously fundamentally intimidated by them. Very engaging and interesting to watch no doubt (makes a change), but no less typical.


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