Mortadelo and Filemón The Big Adventure

Movies, Comedy
Holy Toledo! This frenetic family comedy, broadly in the Jeunet-Caro mould but with an eccentric Spanish political spin all of its own, is taken from Francisco Ibáñez's comic novels and was a massive domestic hit. It follows the madcap adventures of the titular secret agents, a Laurel and Hardy pairing intent on recovering Bluto-bearded Professor Bacterio's DDT (Daunty Demoraliser of Troops), which has been stolen by the dictator of Tirania, before a rival agent gets to it. An eclectic musical score - 'Kings of the Road', classic '30s chansons - complements the elaborate sight gags, gallery of grotesques, industrial set design, saturated colour and highly kinetic mise-en-scène.

By: WH

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Cast and crew

Director: Javier Fesser
Screenwriter: Javier Fesser, Guillermo Fesser
Cast: Benito Pocino
Pepe Viyuela
Dominique Pinon
Paco Sagarzazu
María Isbert
Mariano Venancio