Initial DVD releaseSeptember 16, 2003 Duration CountryPeru
DirectorFrancisco Jose Lombardi WriterGiovanna Pollarolo, Enrique Moncloa, Mario Vargas Llosa Release date2000 (2000) CastAngie Cepeda (La colombiana), Salvador del Solar (Pantaleon Pantoja), Mónica Sánchez (Pochita), Pilar Bardem (Chuchupe), Aristóteles Picho (El Sincho), Gustavo Bueno (Coronel López) Similar moviesJack Reacher, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Annie, Killer Joe, 5 Flights Up
Captain Pantoja and the Special Services (Spanish: Pantaleón y las visitadoras) is a 2000 Spanish-Peruvian film co-production directed by Francisco J. Lombardi. It is based on the eponymous comic novel by acclaimed Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. The film was chosen as Peru's official Best Foreign Language Film submission at the 72nd Academy Awards, but did not manage to receive a nomination.
The plot follows Captain Pantaleón Pantoja, a straightlaced army captain put in charge of creating a brothel for the army, in order to reduce the incidence of rape surrounding army bases and outposts. The first half of the movie focuses on the humor of the situation, as Pantaleon runs the brothel like an efficient branch of the army. The second half is more dramatic as the captain is changed by running the army brothel and focuses on his relationship with the prostitute Olga "the Colombian".