Middle-aged Fernando decides one day to retire to his bathroom, and to not leave it. He renounces everything - trying to avoid the two main temptations of love and money - while sending messages enclosed in bottles through the bog. Based on Flaubert's The Temptation of St Anthony, with the substitution of a bathroom for the desert allegedly a budgetary convenience for the scriptwriter (the great Rafael Azcona) and the director. Lead actor Fernán Gómez won the Berlin Silver Bear in 1977.
Dir Juan Estelrich
with Fernando Fernán Gómez, Martine Andó, José María Mopín, Charo Soriano, Claude Dauphin
Spain-France 1977 | 108 min