Antonio González Caballero

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Caballero.
Antonio González Caballero
Born 1927
San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí[1]
Died 2003
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Screenwriter
Known for Nilo, mi hijo
Parent(s) Don González
Doña Caballero

Antonio González Caballero (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈtonjo ɣonˈθaleθ kaβaˈʎeɾo]) (1927–2003) was a Mexican painter, pedagogue and screenwriter.[2][3] His most famous work is the play Nilo, mi hijo.[4] Famous film La Casa del Pelícano is based on it.[5][6]

He was born in San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí to Don González and Doña Caballero. He died in Historic center of Mexico City.


Poster for the film La Casa del Pelícano

Nilo, mi hijo

Nilo, mi hijo is the most famous work by Caballero. It was filmed under the title La Casa del Pelícano ("The House of the Pelican").[11][12]

The main character Nilo was played by well known and beloved Enrique Álvarez Félix.[13] Nilo’s raped mother Margarita was Jacqueline Andere, and young Daniela Romo also appeared.[14][15]

The film was shocking for some commentators who noticed a connection between castration of Nilo and Enrique’s difficult relationship with his mother.[16]

On the poster for the film an egg is depicted. It is pierced by scissors. This is a symbolic representation of emasculation.


  1. Encyclopedia of Latin American Theater by Eladio Cortés, Mirta Barrea-Marlys. This volume traces the history of Latin American theater, including the Nuyorican and Chicano theaters of the United States, and surveys its history from the pre-Columbian period to the present.
  2. González Caballero, Antonio (2005). Obras de Vanguardia de Antonio González Caballero.
  3. Mijares, Enrique (2005). Prólogo a Obras de Vanguardia de Antonio González Caballero. Vol. I. México, D.F.: Pax.
  4. Nilo, mi hijo
  5. La Casa del Pelícano at the Internet Movie Database
  6. La Casa del Pelícano (1977)
  7. Señoritas a disgusto
  8. Amigos o proliferación
  9. El plop o cómo escapar de la niebla
  10. Vete al Diablo vida mía
  11. La casa del Pelícano
  12. La Casa del Pelícano at the Internet Movie Database
  13. Enrique Álvarez Félix at the Internet Movie Database
  14. La Casa del Pelícano (1977)
  15. Daniela Romo's acting in La Casa del Pelícano
  16. Celluloid Nationalism and Other Melodramas by Susan Dever, page 185. "For spectators who followed national news reports about the late Enrique Álvarez Felixʻs allegedly difficult relationship with (his) real-life mother María Félix, it may be hard to ignore the irony of Alvarez Felixʻs character suffering castrating stabs."
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