La ciudad no es para mí
- 1h 36min
Agustín Valverde is an old widower peasant who has always lived in the village of Calacervia, near Zaragoza. One day, he decides on a whim to go and settle down in Madrid. When he arrives in... Read allAgustín Valverde is an old widower peasant who has always lived in the village of Calacervia, near Zaragoza. One day, he decides on a whim to go and settle down in Madrid. When he arrives in the capital he is caught in the vortex of the Gran Vía's busy traffic. But, even if it is... Read allAgustín Valverde is an old widower peasant who has always lived in the village of Calacervia, near Zaragoza. One day, he decides on a whim to go and settle down in Madrid. When he arrives in the capital he is caught in the vortex of the Gran Vía's busy traffic. But, even if it is with great dicculty, he manages to reach the apartment of Agustín hijo, his son who has b... Read all
It is an agreeable picture concerning the silly adventures of an unfortunate as well as botcher villager who goes to visit his son but things get worse . Funny and fun acting by the old widower peasant magnificently played by Paco Martínez who has always lived in his village and decides on a whim to go and settle down in Madrid . Being well written by Fernando Lázaro Carreter , member of Spanish Royal Academy , under pseudonym : Fernando Lózano . The film develops the classical formula : ¨Fish out water¨ , as a redneck grandfather arrives in the big city and once there , he only encounters a bustling town and he has a lot of problems that attempts to resolve , as well as a troublesome family ; as the likable grandfather is upsetting by the loss of moral values that governs his relatives : frivolity , egoism , duplicity and deceits . This film is made to entertain , and this movie , especially for a good time and a pleasant entertainment and is also pretty darn funny . Sitting in a strange middle ground between the completely absurd and the stylishly enjoyable . It takes a simple concept a naive redneck goes to the busy big city , the capital of Spain : Madrid , to meet his unknown son ; he , then , encounters a frenetic and hostile world , and also his three unhappy relatives in real problems . There are some nice jokes in the film and the cast , playing eccentric characters , make a cosy fit . The flick interweaves fun comedy along with a social criticism about the peculiar Spain of the 60s . This film packs customary images of the social life from the sixties , nutty situations , but it especially contains catching touches of humor , tongue-in-cheek and irony ; adding the typical Spanish idiosyncrasy . The film is full of familiar faces and cameos , such as Gracita Morales as the lively maid , Alfredo Landa as an egg seller , Manuel Tejada as priest , Margot Cottens , María Luisa Ponte , Jos Sacristán , José Saza , Manuel Arbo , Sancho Gracia , and many others . And an evocative and catching musical score by Antón García Abril , adding some pop songs by a Pop band with soundtrack typical of the sixties and early seventies .
"City Life Is Not for Me" was professionally directed by Pedro Lazaga and it was a big success at box office . Lazaga directed various film with the popular comic player Paco Martinez Soria . Lazaga was born in Valls , Tarragona , Catalonia , and died on November 30, 1979 in Madrid . He was a prolific director and writer , specially known for Los Chicos del Preu (1967), María Morena (1951), Cuerda De Presos (1956) and Posición Avanzada (1966). Pedro was a craftsman , a notorious director and writer who directed all kind of genres such as Peplum : Siete Espartanos , Wartime : Cuerda De Presos , Posicion Avanzada , Torrepartida , La Patrulla ; Drama : Rostro De Asesino , Otro Arbol De Guernica , but especially known for comedies in low budget . Director Pedro Lazaga made , during the fifties and early sixties , eight films , mostly comedies : ¨Muchachas De Azul¨, Ana Dice Si¨. ¨Luna De Verano¨, ¨Económicamente Debiles¨ , ¨Trio Damas¨ for screenwriter and producer Jose Luis Dibildos and his ¨Agata Films Productions¨. The best of all them resulted to be ¨Los Tramposos¨. He continued making comedies such as Patrulla De Los Once , Los Tramposos , Sabian Demasiado , El Vikingo , ¡No Firmes Más Letras, Cielo! , Vente a Ligar Al Oeste , Hasta El Matrimonio Nos Separe , La Amante Perfecta , Fulanita y Sus Menganos , Vota a Gundisalvo , Terapia Al Desnudo , Tres Suecas Para Tres Rodríguez , Yo soy Fulana de Tal , 5 Almohadas Para Una Noche , En La Cresta De la Ola and several others . His most known films were with the popular comic player Paco Martinez Soria , such as : Abuelo Made in Spain or Old made in Spain, , Padre De La Criatura , Alegre Divorciado , Estoy Hecho Un Chaval , Vaya Par Gemelos , among others
- Sep 4, 2017