Atilano, Presidente (1998)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Political Satire  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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The La Cuadrilla team (Luis Guridi and Santiago Aguilar) directed this Spanish black comedy about corrupt funeral worker Atilano (Manuel Manquina). Moonlighting by chopping fingers off bodies to obtain ID fingerprints, he can then withdraw money from bank accounts. Failed politician Ortega (Ramon Barea), working for the PR party, maneuvers Atilano into becoming a presidential candidate. As elections near, Atilano and the party's image consultant Sol (Laura Conejero) find romance in each other's arms. When Atilano's populist approach to politics becomes too popular, ambitious Antunez (Fernando Vivanco) does away with Sol -- and a maddened Atilano sets out to get revenge.

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fingerprints, funeral, political-campaign, presidential-candidate, revenge, corpse