El sátiro (in English: "The Satyr") is a 1980 Mexican comedy film directed by Raúl Zenteno and starring Mauricio Garcés, Patricia Rivera, and Alberto Rojas.[1][2]

El sátiro
Directed byRaúl Zenteno
Screenplay byRaúl Zenteno
Story byMauricio Serral
Raúl Zenteno
StarringMauricio Garcés
Patricia Rivera
Alberto Rojas
CinematographyMiguel Araña
Edited byAlfredo Rosas Priego
Music byGustavo César Carrión
Televicine S.A. de C.V.
Release date
  • 1980 (1980) (Mexico)
Running time
95 minutes


A Don Juan (Mauricio Garcés), a successful businessman in the lingerie business but fed up with having to resort to various costumes, wishes to rekindle his charm and maintain his reputation as a middle-aged womanizer with the help of a friend and apartment neighbor (Alberto Rojas). Things get complicated when he seems to find true love in the daughter of a friend (Patricia Rivera), a girl much younger than him.



Gustavo García and José Felipe Coria in Nuevo cine mexicano described the film as a "self-critical revision" and "bitter self-criticism" in reference to the roles of romantic leading man played by Mauricio Garcés throughout his career.[3] In Miradas disidentes: géneros y sexo en la historia del arte, Alberto Dallal noted that the fact that Garcés's character "ends up in love with a girl who is smarter, in matters of seduction, than him" was a theme similar to that of a previous Garcés film, Don Juan 67 (1966).[4] In Del quinto poder al séptimo arte: la producción fílmica de Televisa, Raúl Miranda López cited the film as one among a group of films that at the time "raised [...] the issue of amusing sexual impotence" (describing Garcés as a "stubborn flirter"), describing it as a "condition [that was] returning to do its thing in the macho Mexican cinema."[5]


  1. ^ Amador, María Luisa; Ayala Blanco, Jorge (2006). Cartelera cinematográfica, 1980–1989 (in Spanish). UNAM. p. 69. ISBN 970-32-3605-7.
  2. ^ Díaz, Sergio (2008). Historia de la producción cinematográfica mexicana, 1979–1980 (in Spanish). 2. Universidad de Guadalajara. p. 255. ISBN 978-970-27-1400-2.
  3. ^ García, Gustavo; Coria, José Felipe (1997). Nuevo cine mexicano (in Spanish). Editorial Clío. p. 17. ISBN 9789686932690.
  4. ^ Dallal, Alberto (2007). Miradas disidentes: géneros y sexo en la historia del arte (in Spanish). Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas. p. 232. ISBN 978-970-32-3195-9.
  5. ^ Miranda López, Raúl (2006). Del quinto poder al séptimo arte: la producción fílmica de Televisa (in Spanish). CONACULTA/Cineteca Nacional. p. 10. ISBN 970-99-6104-7.

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