Screwball-comedy plot with most of the comedy scrubbed away: a millionaire is dying, and his niece and her boyfriend hire an actor to impersonate his long-lost son. The mechanics of the plot aren't really important, but the new household that the actor-guy assimilates into is full of different flavors of sexual non-comformity, all of which he gradually becomes comfortable with -- gay men, lesbians and a trans/intersexed woman whose state of being is what set the whole plot in motion.

  1. Jaime Humberto Hermosillo

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Gonzalo Vega

    Gonzalo Vega

  2. Isela Vega

    Isela Vega

  3. Manuel Ojeda

    Manuel Ojeda

  4. Roberto Cobo

  5. Tina Romero

    Tina Romero

Full Cast & Crew

Deceitful Appearances


Original Title Las apariencias engañan

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 24, 1983


Original Language Spanish; Castilian

Runtime 1h 49m

Budget -

Revenue -



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