A warrior from the 16th century, the first female university student from the 19th century and a nurse from the 21st century, join a secret agency to prevent people to change the Spanish history by using time-traveling doors.

El Ministerio del Tiempo - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Spanish

Status: Running

Runtime: 70 minutes

Premier: 2015-02-24

El Ministerio del Tiempo - Joaquín Argamasilla - Netflix

Joaquín María Argamasilla de la Cerda y Elío (Madrid, 4 April 1905 – 1985) was a Spanish noble who was the 11th Marquis de Santacara, but he is better known for claiming in the early 1920s a supposed ability to see through opaque objects. Argamasilla convinced important people of the era such as Gustav Geley and Charles Richet of his powers, but he was exposed by Harry Houdini as a fraud in 1924.

El Ministerio del Tiempo - Biography - Netflix

Joaquín Argamasilla was encouraged in his parapsychology career by his father, the Marquis de Santa Cara, who was convinced that his son had psychic powers. He soon begins to make demonstrations of his power reading paper sheets tucked inside sealed boxes or guessing the hour of clocks (previously handled) also placed indoors. Among the audience of these shows was the Spanish writer Valle-Inclan, who was a friend of the father of the psychic and became convinced that Joaquín's powers were real. Argamasilla's fame led him in 1924 to the Pennsylvania Hotel in New York City. There he met magician Harry Houdini, who became convinced that he was a fraud who just peeked through his simple blindfold and lifted up the edge of the box so he could look inside it without others noticing. Argamasilla could not replicate his abilities when forced to do the same with a box not owned by him. Argamasilla never did another psychic demonstration. He later was assigned the position of general director of Film and Theatre (1952-1955).

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