The Little Apartment (1958)


The Little Apartment (1958)
El pisito (original title)

Rodolfo and Petrita live in separate quarters in dilapidated Madrid, and each is looking for a little apartment ("pisito" in Spanish dialect), but their low salaries keep them in their old hovels. Rodolfo's co-workers start encouraging him to marry the frail old Doña Martina, the main tenant in his apartment building; according to Spanish rent-control law, he could inherit the lease from his spouse. Thus begin his misgivings and Petrita's.
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TheMovieDb    7.0 /10
FilmAffinity   7.3 /10
Director Marco Ferreri
Director Isidoro M. Ferry
Writer Rafael Azcona
Writer Marco Ferreri
Release Date1958-08-04
Runtime1h 27min
GenreComedy, Drama
Content Rating
Awards2 wins.
CompanyDocumento Films
Petrita (as Mari Carrillo)
Doña Martina Rodríguez
Hermana de Petrita (as Mª Luisa Ponte)
Andrea Moro
Andrea Moro
Mari Cruz
Gregorio Saugar
Gregorio Saugar
Don Manuel
Celia Conde
Celia Conde
José Cordero 'El Bombonero'
José Cordero 'El Bombonero'
Dimas - el callista (as José Cordero)

El Pisito

El Pisito is a 1959 Spanish comedy film directed by Marco Ferreri. The Spanish Ministry of Culture forced the producers to sign the film as co-directed by Spaniard Isidoro M. Ferry. It was co-written by famous Spanish screenwriter Rafael Azcona, who collaborated with Ferreri throughout his career.

The film was a huge flop when it was released in Spain, but nowadays is a cult classic. The film had troubles with Spanish censorship.

In the film, Marco Ferreri and Carlos Saura appear in cameos.

External links

  • El Pisito at IMDb