The dumbfounded king

The dumbfounded king

Original title: El rey pasmado
Production: Aiete Films S.A.; Ariane Films; Arion Productions
Country: Spain
Director: Imanol Uribe
Script: Gonzalo Torrente Malvido; Joan Potau
Photography: Hans Burmann
Music: José Nieto
Cast: María Barranco; Joaquim de Almeida; Laura del Sol; Gabino Diego; Juan Diego; Fernando Fernán Gómez; Alejandra Grepi; Javier Gurruchaga; Eusebio Poncela; Anne Roussel; Luis Barbero; Emma Cohen; Christine Dejoux; Carme Elias; Eulàlia Ramon; Enrique San
Year: 1991
Duration: 106
Genre: Comedy
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish


Set in the Spanish court in the 17th century. King Felipe IV in a short trip with the Count de la Peña Andrada, is stunned to see Marfisa's naked body (with red stockings), a prostitute from the Villa. After this discovery, the king decides to contemplate the naked body of his wife, Queen Isabel of Borbon.

Based on the novel "Crónica del rey pasmado", by Gonzalo Torrente Ballester.


Warning: This movie may contain nudity scenes. Viewer discretion is advised.


 Winner of 8 Goya Awards 1992: Best Supporting Actor (Juan Diego) ; Best Screenplay - Adapted (Joan Potau, Gonzalo Torrente Malvido) ; Best Original Score (José Nieto) ; Best Sound ; Best Costume Design ; Best Production Design ; Best Make-Up and Hairstyles ; Best Production Supervision.

Winner of an Award at Peñíscola Comedy Film Festival 1992 : Best Screenplay

Winner of 2 Premios ACE 1993 : Best Supporting Actor (Juan Diego) ; Best Director (Imanol Uribe)

Winner of a Turia Award 1992 : Best Actor (Juan Diego)

Nominated to 6 Goya Awards 1992: Best Film ; Best Director (Imanol Uribe) ; Best Actor (Gabino Diego) ; Best Supporting Actress (María Barranco) ; Best Supporting Actor (Javier Gurruchaga) ; Best Cinematography (Hans Burmann)

Nominated to 2 Fotogramas de Plata 1992: Best Movie Actor (Gabino Diego); and, Best Movie Actor (Juan Diego)

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