¿Dónde estará mi niño?

¿Dónde estará mi niño?. 1981.

  • Director: Luis María Delgado
  • Duration: 87 minutes
  • Genre: comedy
Synopsis: Manolo Andujar is a famous Spanish singer who had a love affair for years with a girl named Diana. They met when she was hitchhiking in Ibiza where Manolo acted in a gala. From their love adventure came a child, Lito, whose existence is unknown to the singer as Diana had distanced herself from him even though still loving him. Until one day she decided to visit him and unfortunately suffered a great disappointment since Manolo didn't even remember her. He did not recognize her, but Tano, Manolo's father, remembered the girl of Ibiza and realized that the child was his own grandson.

Commentary:

The well-known Spanish singer Manolo Escobar visited Ibiza for the first time on the 8th of July, 1967 to perform at the Plaza de Toros. The artist was already a famous character thanks to his rendition of ‘The Porompompero’, a song composed by Juan Solano Pedrero, José Antonio Ochaíta and Xandro Valerio. Like other Spanish singers of the decade, Escobar also participated in films that ennobled his figure and advertised their songs. The same happened with Joan Manuel Serrat, who acted as an extra in the Orson Welles film called ‘Chimes at Midnight’ (1965). He also starred four films, one of them titled ‘La larga agonía de los peces fuera del agua’ (1970), which was shot in Ibiza. Manolo Escobar also took part as an extra character in a mythical feature film, ‘Bienvenido, Mister Marshall “(1953). Although the film career of the Spanish singer had a better commercial success than Serrat.

In the late 1980s, Escobar starred his eighteenth film, ‘Dónde está mi niño?’, that was filmed in Madrid and Ibiza with Antonio Garisa, Rafaela Aparicio, Africa Pratt and María Kosti as castmates.

The film includes shots filmed in the towns of Sant Antoni de Portmany, Sant Josep sa Talaia and Vila. It premiered on March 25, 1981 and grossed 85,592,885 pesetas, being watched by 635,591 viewers, according to the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

Commentary written by Enrique Villalonga, head of the audiovisual production Filmótica.

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  • TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Producer Filmayer Producción (Spain)
  • Director Luis María Delgado
  • Photography John Cabrera
  • Art Direction Gonzalo G. Flaño
  • Edition Antonio Ramírez de Loaysa
  • Music Gregorio García Segura
  • Casting Manolo Escobar, Antonio Garisa, Rafaela Aparicio, Africa Pratt, José Andrés, María Kosti