Espérame en el cielo 1987
The lead character, Paulino, runs an orthopaedics business. Paulino likes to keep himself to himself and has no particular interest in politics. But when Franco’s Government discovers his incredible resemblance to the dictator, his life becomes sheer hell: the leaders want to use him as a double for the dictator so that Franco can take a rest.
The main feature of Espérame en el cielo is the use of humour. Although the Franco period is the central theme, usually the story would have been approached from another angle, perhaps somewhat more neutral. But Mercero once again uses his ploys to address this thorny subject: humour and humanity. Thanks to these two concepts, the film was a big success.
Actors: Amparo Valle, Chus Lampreave, José Luis Barceló, José Sazatornil, Manuel Codeso, Pepe Soriano
Length: 106 minutes
1987-04-05 - "Pepe Soriano is Francisco Franco twice over"
Revista "Clarín Espectáculos" (Buenos Aires)