Directed by Carlos Saura • 1970 • Spain
Starring José Luis López Vázquez, Luchy Soto, Lina Canalejas
Following a car accident, a megawealthy businessman (José Luis López Vázquez) is left paralyzed and with no memory of who he is or of anything connected to his previous life—including the number to a certain secret Swiss bank account. Determined to get their hands on his fortune, his greedy family members resort to extreme measures in order to coax his memories back. In the hands of director Carlos Saura, this rich setup becomes a comic, caustic, and surreal metaphor for the psychic suffering endured by Spanish citizens under fascism.