Pantelion, the leading distributor of Latino-oriented theatrical releases stateside, is ready to score another box-office success during this year’s Labor Day weekend, which has proven to be a particularly profitable date for them. Following last year’s animated hit “Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos,” a new Spanish-language comedy titled “No Manches Friday,” starring Omar Chaparro (“Compadres”) and Martha Higareda (“Street Kings”), is set to captivate audiences both in Mexico and the U.S. Directed by Spanish helmer Nacho G. Velilla, “No Manches Frida” is a remake of the highly successful German film “F… You Goethe.”
The film opens nationwide on September 2nd, 2016.
The official synopsis reads as follows:
“No Manches Frida” is the story of Zequi (Omar Chaparro), a recently released bank robber who goes to recover stolen money buried by his ditzy accomplice before going to jail. They return to the site only to find that Frida Kahlo High has built a gymnasium over the loot. To get the money, he poses as a substitute teacher for a school that can’t seem to keep any teachers around. He meets the sweet and earnest Lucy (Martha Higareda), as well as an unruly classroom. Lucy and her fellow teachers (Fernanda Castillo and Adal Ramones) have no control over the students, and Zequi comes in ready to lay down the law- but he quickly finds out that life on the inside may havebeen easier to deal with than a school full of wild and rebellious teenagers.
Take a look at the official one-sheet poster and check out the trailer above.