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Uncle Hyacynth (1956)

Mi tío Jacinto (original title)
Jacinto, a retired bullfighter who lives miserably with his nephew Pepote, receives a letter in which he is informed that, according to an old agreement, he must participate in a mock ... See full summary »


Ladislao Vajda


Andrés Laszlo (story), Andrés Laszlo (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
3 wins. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Pablito Calvo ... Pepote
Antonio Vico ... Jacinto
José Marco Davó ... Inspector
Juan Calvo ... Ropavejero
Mariano Azaña ... Cerillero
Pastora Peña ... Vendedora de sellos
Julio Sanjuán Julio Sanjuán ... Organillero
Miguel Gila ... Paco (as 'Gila')
José Isbert ... Sánchez
Adriano Domínguez ... Policía
Luis Sánchez Polack Luis Sánchez Polack ... Dependiente (as 'Tip')
Joaquín Portillo 'Top' Joaquín Portillo 'Top' ... Compinche de Paco (as 'Top')
José María Lado ... Jefe de la construcción
Rafael Bardem ... Agente artístico
Pedro Porcel Pedro Porcel ... Cliente 1º
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Jacinto, a retired bullfighter who lives miserably with his nephew Pepote, receives a letter in which he is informed that, according to an old agreement, he must participate in a mock bullfight that will be celebrated that day in Las Ventas bullring. The letter seems to him a joke in bad taste, since he has not signed any contract; but while Jacinto is picking up cigarette butts around, he checks that his name is on the poster. Written by jsanchez

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10 January 2012 | by Atreyu_IISee all my reviews

I can't believe I'm one of the only people commenting on this. Even though this ain't the best movie I ever saw, it deserves more reviews.

After 'Marcelino pan y vino', Ladislao Vajda brought us this, completely different (and unrelated too) but without abandoning the same minimalist philosophy.

This film tells the story of an uncle and a nephew who are like father and son because of their relationship and because they live under the same roof.

In the story they spend a whole day walking (mostly by foot) through the streets of Madrid. They experience several events, some of them together and some of them on their own. One of the most hilarious is when Pepote calls «Mentiroso!» out loud with his husky voice to a kid who wouldn't let him play and then he takes a little "revenge" for fun by wetting the kid with water from a truck. And it's so hilarious when Pepote keeps saying «Papa, tengo hambre!».

Antonio Vico as Jacinto does his job well. Pablito Calvo is simply splendid as little Pepote.

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31 March 1956 (Italy) See more »

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A torreádor See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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