Don Ramiro, un homme très riche, vit mal son veuvage. Il se console dans la débauche et l'alcool en dépensant sa fortune sans aucune limite. Bien qu'ils soient les premiers avantagés par les excès de l'homme, ses proches craignent qu'il ne se retrouve sans le sou. C'est ainsi qu'au lendemain d'une beuverie, ils lui font croire qu'il est ruiné. Mais Don Ramiro n'est pas dupe... (texte officiel du distributeur)


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anglais The second film that Buñuel shot in Mexico is a (wacky) comedy built on the foundation of a family melodrama, a format much favoured by Mexicans. Fernando Soler, a very popular actor in his homeland, plays a wealthy man with a liking for alcohol and the head of a family who decide to teach their provider a lesson. In the context of Mexican culture, the first half of the film is particularly noteworthy, as it downplays the seriousness of that culture firmly rooted in the patriarchy. The father is somewhat socially useless and the hand with which he rules his home is weak. He regains control and assumes his traditional role only after the plan is revealed. Most of the film’s humour comes from Soler’s acting, with good comedic timing, so it’s regrettable that the film drags out the romantic storyline and highlights its naïvely melodramatic component. 60% ()