Leandro, an unemployed mason and his friend, Tocho, attempt to rob a tobacconist in the Vallecas district of Madrid, but Mrs. Justa, the tobacconist, impedes it alerting the neighbors who notify police. Inside the shop, the confrontation between the two friends and their 'hostages', the tobacconist and her niece Angeles, is relaxing, and a budding sympathy arises between them.

  1. Eloy de la Iglesia

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Gonzalo Goicoechea


  3. José Luis Alonso de Santos


Top Billed Cast

  1. Emma Penella

    Emma Penella

    Doña Justa

  2. José Luis Gómez

    José Luis Gómez


  3. Maribel Verdú

    Maribel Verdú


  4. José Luis Manzano

    José Luis Manzano


  5. Fernando Guillén

    Fernando Guillén


Full Cast & Crew

The Tobacconist of Vallecas
The Tobacconist of Vallecas



Original Title La estanquera de Vallecas

Status Released

Release Information

  • April 9, 1987


    Not recommended for viewers under the age of 13.

Original Language Spanish; Castilian

Runtime 1h 46m

Budget -

Revenue $312,010.00



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