Ánimas Trujano (The Important Man) is a 1962 Mexican film based on a novel by Rogelio Barriga Rivas. It stars Toshirō Mifune as a boisterous, irresponsible Amerindian who aspires to become mayordomo of his village.
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A drunken good-for-nothing peasant, joke of the town, scourge of his family, bellyache to his (rare) employers, easy source of income for gamblers, dreams his mezcal-sodden dreams of one day becoming an important man. It's a wonderful, very funny film. The odd thing is how closely the lead actor resembles Toshiro Mifune, it's the damndest thing... hey, wait a minute! You must be kidding me!