Su Excelencia (1966)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors, Political Satire  |   Run Time - 133 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

The beloved Mexican comedian Cantinflas stars in this satiric comedy which pokes fun at the power struggles of international politics. Lopitos (Cantinflas) is a humble but loyal citizen of the nation of Los Cocos, who holds down a job in the country's embassy, helping to process and distribute visas. Through a series of comical errors, Lopitos is named the ambassador of Los Cocos to a powerful international tribunal, where the nations of the world have either lined up behind the "Green" nations, led by the capitalist leader of Dolaronia (Jack Kelly), or the "Red" countries, whose figurehead is the prime minister of socialist Pepeslavia (Tito Rush). With the votes divided evenly between the Red and Green factions, it becomes clear that Lopitos' vote will sway the balance of political power around the world -- which makes simple Lopitos a very popular and powerful man.



ambassador [political], capitalism, embassy, political-power, politics, Socialism, voting