24.9. - 3.10.2020

The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz Mexico 1955 | 89 min | OV with German subtitles | Black & White | FF 2016

Luis Buñuel

Luis Buñuel (1900-1983) is one of the 20th century's most important film-makers, leaving his mark on 50 years of world cinema with films like Un Chien Andelou (1929), Viridiana (1961), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) or That Obscure Object of Desire (1977). The Spanish director lived and worked in Mexico between 1950 and 1965.

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Between The Young and the Damned (1950)and Viridiana (1961) Luis Buñuel mademore than a dozen films of different genres in Mexico. With The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz,he entered thriller territory, but not without a generous portion of blackhumour. At the centre of the film stands charming, cultivated Archibaldo, whowould love to be a ladykiller -- literally. Triggered by a musical box from hischildhood, he is overcome by the desire to kill whenever he is attracted to a woman.But Archibaldo can only kill in his imagination – because another, realmurderer always beats him to it.
Orig. Title: Ensayo De Un Crimen
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Mexiko Deluxe
Director: Luis Buñuel
Screenplay: Luis Buñuel, Eduardo Ugarte nach einer Vorlage von Rodolfo Usigli
Cast: Miroslava Stern, Ernesto Alonso, Rita Macedo, Ariadna Welter, Andrea Palma
Producer: Alfonso Patiño Gómez
Sprachfassung: OV with German subtitles
Music: Jorge Pérez
Director of Photography: Agustín Jiménez
Production Design:
Editor: Jorge Busto, Pablo Gómez
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
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World Sales:
Production: Alianza Cinematográfica Española


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