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Ánimas Trujano (film)

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Director  Ismael Rodriguez
Language  Spanish
7.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Country  Mexico
Animas Trujano (film) movie poster
Release date  January 10, 1962 (1962-01-10) (Mexico)
Based on  La mayordomia  by Rogelio Barriga Rivas
Writer  Rogelio Barriga Rivas (novel), Ismael Rodriguez (adaptation), Ricardo Garibay (adaptation), Ismael Rodriguez (screenplay), Vicente Orona Jr. (screenplay)
Screenplay  Ismael Rodriguez, Ricardo Garibay, Vicente Orona Jr.
Story by  Ismael Rodriguez, Rogelio Barriga Rivas, Ricardo Garibay
Cast  Toshirō Mifune (Ánimas Trujano (as Toshiro Mifune)), Columba Domínguez (Juana), Flor Silvestre (Catalina), Pepe Romay (Pedrito (as Pepito Romay)), Titina Romay (Dorotea), Amado Zumaya (Compadre)
Similar movies  Related Ismael Rodriguez movies

Ánimas Trujano (El hombre importante) (English: The Important Man) is a 1962 Mexican drama film directed by Ismael Rodríguez, based on a novel by Rogelio Barriga Rivas. It stars Toshiro Mifune, Columba Domínguez, Flor Silvestre, and Antonio Aguilar.


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The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.


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The film revolves around a festival of mayordomía in the Mexican Oaxaca state, which revolves around on something like the idea of "king for a day." When the town celebrates the feast day of its patron saint, the church appoints a layman as mayordomo or steward, an honor that in effect is gained by being able to organize and cover the high costs of most of the saint's local festivities. The post is however very coveted by the locals as it is socially prestigious.

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Ánimas Trujano (Mifune, dubbed by Narciso Busquets) is a drunken, irresponsible peasant who abuses his children and does nothing while his long-suffering wife supports the family. Obsessed with earning the respect which is denied to him by his peers as a result of his behavior, Trujano aims to be mayordomo in the annual festival and begins to do everything he can to get the needed money. After his eldest daughter is impregnated out of wedlock by the son of the local land baron (played by Eduardo Fajardo), Trujano sells the baby to the land baron in exchange for a small fortune that makes him eligible to be appointed mayordomo.

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Meanwhile, Trujano's wife (Columba Domínguez) encounters trouble when it is revealed that her husband has been seeing a local woman of dubious morals (Flor Silvestre).


  • Toshiro Mifune as Ánimas Trujano (dubbed by Narciso Busquets)
  • Columba Domínguez as Juana
  • Flor Silvestre as Catalina
  • Pepe Romay as Pedrito (as Pepito Romay)
  • Titina Romay as Dorotea
  • Amado Zumaya as Compadre
  • José Chávez as Brujo
  • Luis Aragón as Tendero
  • Juan Carlos Pulido as Belarmino
  • Magda Monzón
  • Jaime J. Pons as Carrizo
  • David Reynoso as Criton
  • Eduardo Fajardo as El Español
  • Antonio Aguilar as Tadeo
  • Awards and nominations

    The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1962.


    Ánimas Trujano (film) Wikipedia

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