Nacho (Black) is a monastery cook, who spends his day feeding orphans and being overlooked by the monastery. When Sister Encarnación (Reguera) arrive at the monastery, Nacho realises that the only way to win her affection and to save the children, will be by competing as a Luchador wrestler.Written by
The dreamy song heard during Esqueleto & Candidia's encounter is "Half Forgotten Daydreams" by John Cameron from his 1974 album The Sound Gallery Vol 1. Like Brian Bennet, who he's worked with, he composed "stock" soundtrack music for various film genres, and normally not credited. See more »
Nacho makes the Sign of the Cross a couple of times during the movie. However, when he does it just before he "baptizes" Esqueleto, he uses his left hand, when he should have used his right hand. See more »
You went to watch a wrestling match?
[after a pause]
You are a man of the clothe. Lucha Libre, it's a sin.
Because those men fight for vanity, for money, for false pride.
Yes it's terrible, terrible. But is it always a sin to fight?
No. If you fight for something noble, or for someone who needs your help, only then will God bless you in battle.
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The Nickelodeon Movies bumper at the beginning of the film is used with dinging bells at a wrestling arena. See more »
Saw this on a plane flight from Thailand to Japan, and it seemed as if I was the only one laughing. Once I found where this movie was coming from, it had me LOL and getting a few glances from others more interested in the food. Let me explain. Its not gag, punchline funny and was never intended to be. The understated dryness of visual gags and 'dead pan' delivery of dialog makes this movie totally ridiculous and a crack up! Black is great and pulls off some excellent poses. The movie is clever and artistically shot, adding even more depth to the humour. At worst this movie has a few slow spots, but it is peppered with some great 'laugh till there is dribble running out the side of your mouth' slapstick.
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