Verdugo

El Verdugo

Director: Luis García Berlanga, Nino Manfredi, Emma Penella, Angel Alvarez

Cast: Luis García Berlanga, Nino Manfredi, Emma Penella, Angel Alvarez

     
 

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The business of death provides the framework for this black comedy about a mortician's assistant who wants to marry an executioner's daughter. Her father really wants to change professions, but cannot, as he will lose his new government-sponsored apartment. The young man is persuaded to take over the job, but he swears he will quit before he must kill someone.

Overview

The business of death provides the framework for this black comedy about a mortician's assistant who wants to marry an executioner's daughter. Her father really wants to change professions, but cannot, as he will lose his new government-sponsored apartment. The young man is persuaded to take over the job, but he swears he will quit before he must kill someone. Unfortunately, an execution is scheduled shortly before the beginning of a major carnival, a time when many executions are halted. The bride and groom travel there, hoping the victim will be pardoned, but he is not and the groom must fulfill his duty. Although he swears he will never do another, his face tells another story, and the old executioner knows that many more state-sanctioned deaths will follow.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2016
UPC:
0715515187411
Original Release:
1965
Rating:
NR
Source:
Criterion
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:32:00
Sales rank:
86,202

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nino Manfredi Jose Luis
Emma Penella Carmen
Angel Alvarez Alvarez
Guido Alberti Governor of Prison
Maria Luisa Ponte Stefania
Julia Caba Alba Actor
Xan Das Bolas Watchman
Lola Gaos Actor
Chus Lampreave Woman at Works
Felix Fernandez 1st Sacristan
Alfredo Landa 2nd Sacristan
Jose Luis Coll Organist
Jose Sazatornil Administrator
José Luis Lopez Vasquez Antonio
Jose Isbert Verdugo, El (1963)

Technical Credits
Luis García Berlanga Director,Screenwriter
Miguel Asins-Arbo Score Composer
Rafael Azcona Screenwriter
Tonino Delli Colli Cinematographer
Jose Antonio de la Guerra Art Director
Ennio Flaiano Screenwriter
Alfonso Santacana Editor