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Muertos de risa (1999)

Nino and Bruno are two comedians who reach the heights of success with their duo act, turning them into huge TV celebrities. However, the hate between them grows as fast, and as much, as their fame.

Director:

Álex de la Iglesia (as Alex de la Iglesia)

Writers:

Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Álex de la Iglesia (as Alex de la Iglesia)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Santiago Segura ... Nino
El Gran Wyoming El Gran Wyoming ... Bruno
Álex Angulo ... Julián
Carla Hidalgo Carla Hidalgo ... Laura
Eduardo Gómez ... El Pobre Tino
José María Íñigo ... Self
Uri Geller ... Self
Manuel Tallafé Manuel Tallafé ... El Mago Silber
Jesús Bonilla ... Sargento '23 F'
Alfonso Lussón Alfonso Lussón ... Berasategui, el productor
Ramón Barea ... Realizador '23 F'
Rafael Luna Rafael Luna ... Ricky, el peluquero
Sancho Gracia ... Legionario brutal
Ramón Churruca Ramón Churruca ... Legionario brutal (as Ramón Txurruca)
Sergio Pazos Sergio Pazos ... Legionario brutal
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Storyline

Nino and Bruno are two comedians who reach the heights of success with their duo act, turning them into huge TV celebrities. However, the hate between them grows as fast, and as much, as their fame.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Lolafilms [Spain]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 March 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A nevetés halála See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Budget:

EUR3,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lolafilms See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The principal theme of the soundtrack is based on Los pekenikes's song Embustero y bailarín (Liar and dancer). See more »

Goofs

Uri Geller's TV appearance scene takes place on December 20 1974. Actually, his collaboration in that program was on May 08 1975. See more »

Quotes

Bruno: Baja ahora mismo que no quiero manchar la tapicería del coche.
Nino: ¿Y si no me bajo?
Bruno: Entonces tendré que manchar la tapicería del coche.
Vecino indignado: ¡Que pasa ahi! ¿Es que se ha vuelto loco? ¡Voy a llamar a la policía!
Bruno: ¡Eh! ¡No me pise el césped o disparo! ¡Esta es nuestra casa y hacemos lo que nos da la gana!
Vecino indignado: ¡Cuidado! No hable con él señora que es peligroso.
Bruno: ¡Eso! ¡No hable conmigo! ¡No me dirijan la palabra que me acaban de taladrar un pie y estoy muy nervioso!
Vecina desdentada: ¡Son unos cerdos degenerados! ¡Como todos los ...
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Como se hizo 'Muertos de risa' (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Libre
Written by José Luis Armenteros and Pablo Herrero
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A "comedy" that is not funny
9 January 2004 | by el_monty_BCNSee all my reviews

The idea was very clever; the director was one of the best in Spain; the cast was stellar, putting together some of the most famous comedians in the country; even the song that came with it was a huge hit in the Spanish charts! It couldn't fail, could it? Yet it did.

Because this was supposed to be a comedy, but it doesn't have a single laugh-worthy joke. Seriously. I really wanted to enjoy it, because I'm a fan of all the main players involved (de la Iglesia, Segura, Wyoming, Angulo), but I found myself staying silent throughout the whole thing. The problem is probably that the comedy is so black, that it's not comedy any more. It just isn't funny. But it doesn't work as a tragic drama either, because the story is so exaggerated and so absurd, that it's impossible to take it seriously. So it simply doesn't work at all. A pity of wasted talent.


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