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Nacho Libre

Nacho Libre

Jared Hess (2006)

12 Certificate


Our Score
The creators of Napoleon Dynamite, Jared and Jerusha Hess, here team up with offbeat comedian Jack Black for another endearing slice of comic eccentricity. Ignacio (Black) is an orphan who has been raised by friars at a Mexican monastery, but leads a double life as the masked wrestler Nacho to raise cash for his monastery orphans and (hopefully) impress the lovely Sister Encarnación (Ana de la Reguera). Black, with his stretchy outfits, insane fighting flair and outrageous accent, makes a highly appealing, sweetly goofy underdog, and he's well complemented by deadpan Héctor Jiménez as his tag-team sidekick. The Latin pop soundtrack is as delightful as the gentle slapstick quirkiness. While this is not an all-out laugh-riot, a passing interest in the sport of lucha libre (freestyle wrestling) and the culturally iconic Santo movies will definitely enhance your enjoyment of this Rocky-in-multi-coloured-spandex.


A portly Mexican friar working as a cook in an orphanage adopts the guise of a masked wrestler. He teams up with a thief and enters a tournament hoping to win enough money to sort out the monastery's financial problems, feed the kids under his care and impress the nun he is in love with. Comedy, starring Jack Black and Ana de la Reguera.

Cast & Crew

Ignacio / Nacho Jack Black
Sister Encarnación Ana de la Reguera
Esqueleto Héctor Jiménez
Chancho Darius A Rose
Juan Pablo Moisés Arias
Chuy Diego Eduardo Gómez
Segundo Núñez Carlos Maycotte
Guillermo Richard Montoya
Ramses César González
Emperor Peter Stormare
Young Nacho Troy Gentile
Candidia Carla Jiménez
Ramses Mad Fan Dominick Kurek
Director Jared Hess
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: UIP Guidance: Violence. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 11 Aug 2006


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