El Monosabio (1977)

Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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A monosabio or "wise monkey" is one of the many necessary attendants at bullfights, working alongside the picadors and toreros. Of them all, the monosabio is the least respected and the poorest-paid. In this story, Juanito (Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez) is such a man. He has no real hope of fulfilling his own dreams of bullring glory but has noticed a young man in the neighborhood who looks promising. His daughter, who has been seeing the young man, has become pregnant by him. Without knowing this, Juanito robs her of her nest egg (set aside for an abortion) so as to put on an exhibition bullfight to bring the lad to the attention of the bullfighting world. In this comedy/drama, despite a few unexpected turns of events, things turn out well for everyone.

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bullfighter, career, daughter, love-conquers-all, poverty, pregnancy, robbery