Mariano survives selling dreadful cassettes at roadhouses. One night he’s driving along, slightly tipsy, and his car ends up in an illicit cannabis plantation that the police is just about to set on fire. The resultant fragrant smoke has a special effect on Mariano that makes him think he’s seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary. So he tells the inhabitants of a local town and some people who are taking part in a religious procession, praying for rain. Thanks to the care of a nun and the services of a self-styled showman, Mariano suddenly becomes a local Saint.
Fernando Guillén Cuervo y Karra Elejalde, 2000
Karra Elejalde (Mariano.), Fernando Guillén Cuervo (Tony Towes), Manuel Manquiña (Sargento Talavera), Gloria Muñóz (Sor Trini), Silvia Bel (María Vélez.), Fernando Guillén (Don Simón), Karlos Arguiñano (Viriato)
BAINET ZINEMA, S.A.
In collaboration with
TELEVISIÓN ESPAÑOLA (TVE)
ETB (EUSKAL TELEBISTA)
Executive Producer: Fernando de Garcillán
Production Managers José Luis Jiménez García, José Ripoll
Screenplay: Karra Elejalde, Fernando Guillén Cuervo, José Antonio Ortega
Director of Photography: Hans Burmann
Camera: Wolfgang Burmann
Music: Kike Suárez
Editor: Pablo Blanco
Art Department: Julio Torrecilla
Costume Department: Sonia Grande
Make up: Karmele Soler
Hair dressing: Itziar Arrieta
Sound: Miguel Rejas
Assistant of Director: Txarly Llorente
Special Effects: Juan Ramón Molina
Digital Effects: Alfonso Nieto
Format, length, locations and editing
Format: 35 mm. Color. Scope.
Length: 118 minutos
Laboratories: MADRID FILM.
Locations: Madrid, Almería, Toledo y Guadalajara.