Trotín Troteras 1962
Trotín Troteras was Antonio’s graduation piece from the Film School. A hugely successful short film, it won an award at the Paris Biennale. It runs for 16 minutes and the influence of its reference, Jacques Tati, is particularly obvious.
Trotín Troteras is a short film with heaps of humour. It tells the tale of a naive and innocent young man who, accompanied by two boys, dances and sings in the street without a care in the world. The peculiar music lends rhythm and liveliness to the story. Trotín Troteras was as simple as it was important in Antonio Mercero’s career, and was the first work in which he presented his cinematic approach, with neither dialogue nor complicated scripts.
Actors: Ángeles Nuevo, Francisco Chuliá, Juan Ramón de la Cuadra, Luisa Muñoz, Manuel de Blas, Manuel Galiana, María Elena Flores, Sergio Mendizabal
Length: 17 minutes