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Mamá es boba (1997)

Palencia (Spain). Little Martin gets pooped every day at school, which is making his life bitter. He feels embarrassed for his parents, Gema and Toribio, two lovers who always smile as if ... See full summary »


Santiago Lorenzo
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Complete credited cast:
José Luis Lago José Luis Lago ... Martin Zamora
Faustina Camacho Faustina Camacho ... Gema Perdulí
Eduardo Antuña Eduardo Antuña ... Toribio Zamora
Cristina Marcos ... Ana Cooper
Ginés García Millán ... Enrique Rebarrero
Carolina Garrigues Carolina Garrigues ... Lucía
Mercedes Navarro Mercedes Navarro ... Tati
Juan Carlos García Juan Carlos García ... Chechu
Chema Noci Chema Noci ... Orovio (as José María Noci)
Juan Antonio Quintana Juan Antonio Quintana ... Manuel Ayllón
Adrián Gil Adrián Gil ... Akier Beristiain
Noemí Lozano Noemí Lozano ... (Alazne Pascual)
Chantal Van Damme Chantal Van Damme ... Amaranta López
Amalia Hornero Amalia Hornero ... Amazonia Pérez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Luis Baringo José Luis Baringo ... Ramón Picavea (as Baringo Jordan)


Palencia (Spain). Little Martin gets pooped every day at school, which is making his life bitter. He feels embarrassed for his parents, Gema and Toribio, two lovers who always smile as if asking for forgiveness for everything and who, moreover, ignore the drama that their poor son suffers every day in class. Written by jsanchez

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21 May 1999 (Spain) See more »

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Madrid, Spain See more »


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ESP90,000,000 (estimated)
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The film begins with an initial dedication "for Faus", since the actress Faustina Camacho, who plays the mother of Martín, died shortly after filming this movie. See more »

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Beautiful, sarcastic, is real life!
13 November 1999 | by nanushkaSee all my reviews

Mama es Boba, wich means My Silly Mother is one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen. The story is told thru the eyes of a kid, (the son of the "silly" mother) who has to put up with everything that happens to his mum & dad, specially the fact that the couple doesn't realize the terrible things that are taking place around them until too late. This is a "very, very sad comedy" as told from the director himself recently at the London Film Festival. And he is totally right. It makes you laugh while watching, but at the very same time you can only feel terrible in the inside. The people who is in the movie -except for the family and a secretary of a tv station that hardly says a few words- they are all very mean, perversous and heartless. This is not a movie with the typical "good guy" and "bad guy" but is rather full of "bad guys" and three inocent wonderful human beings. The film, however, is full of sarcasm, of black humor perhaps, but above all, the very sad thing is that is pretty much like real life. If you have the chance to catch this film, please DON'T miss it! Bravo for the young spanish director Santiago Lorenzo.

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