Mambru Went to War

1986 film by Fernando Fernán Gómez

Mambru Went to War (Mambrú se fue a la guerra in Spanish) is a 1986 Spanish dramatic-black comedy movie. Fernando Fernán Gómez both directed and starred in the movie.

Mambrú se fue a la guerra (original title)
Mambru Went to War (English title)
Directed byFernando Fernán Gómez
Produced byMiguel Ángel Pérez Campos
Written byPedro Beltrán
StarringFernando Fernán Gómez
María Asquerino
Emma Cohen
Agustín González
Music byCarmelo A. Bernaola
CinematographyJosé Luis Alcaine
Edited byPablo González del Amo
Distributed byDivisa Home Video
Suevia Films


The news of the death of Francisco Franco has special meaning to the family of Florentina. The family includes her daughter Encarna, her son Hilario, and her grandchildren Juanita and Manolín. At the same time, Florentina tells the rest of the family that her husband Emiliano is still alive. He was thought to have died in the Spanish Civil War. He actually spent the time hidden at their family home.[1]



1st Goya AwardsEdit

Candidate Category Result[2]
Fernando Fernán Gómez Best leading actor Won
Agustín González Best supporting actor Won
Pedro Beltrán Best screenplay Nominated


  1. "Mambrú went to War Film Screening". Instituto Cervantes - New York. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  2. "GOYA AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR". Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing Press. World Heritage Encyclopedia. Retrieved 5 November 2016.

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