La Casa del Pelícano

La Casa del Pelícano

Promotional poster
Directed by Sergio Véjar
Screenplay by Jorge Patiño
Story by Jorge Patiño
Based on Nilo, mi hijo
by Antonio González Caballero
Starring Jacqueline Andere
Daniela Romo
Enrique Álvarez Félix
Music by Luis H. Bretón
Cinematography Rosalío Solano
Edited by Joaquín Ceballos
Distributed by CONACINE
Release dates
  • 23 November 1978 (1978-11-23) (Mexico)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

La Casa del Pelícano ("Pelican House") is a 1976 Mexican thriller film.[1] It was shot in 1976 and released in 1977. Main themes of this film are rape and difficult possessive relationship between mother and her son.

Young Enrique Álvarez Félix played Nilo in this film.[2] This was his most famous film role. Nilo was castrated at the end of the film, and this was interesting for some spectators who noticed that Enrique had a difficult relationship with his mother in his real life.[3]

This film was based on the play Nilo, mi hijo by Antonio González Caballero.[4]


Elementary school teacher Margarita Ramírez tries to make her life beautiful once again with her son Nilo. He is a result of a rape in a distant city, but Margarita loves him nonetheless.[5]

Nilo, the son of the madman of the city, tries to grow up in a common way, but his mother overprotects him and raise him away from other people.[6]


See also


  1. Analysis of La Casa del Pelícano by Blanca Elena Mancilla Gómez.
  2. Enrique Álvarez Félix at the Internet Movie Database
  3. 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."
  4. Nilo, mi hijo
  5. La Casa del Pelícano (1977)
  6. Daniela Romo's acting in La Casa del Pelícano
  7. Dictionary of Mexican Literature. Edited by Eladio Cortes.

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