• The Executioner

    1963. Spain. Luis García Berlanga. 91 min.

Presented by Rafael Azcona

Saturday, October 20, 2007, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • The Executioner

    1963. Spain. Directed by Luis García Berlanga. Screenplay by Berlanga, Rafael Azcona, Ennio Flaiano. With José Isbert, Nino Manfredi. A soon-to-retire executioner in early 1960s Spain worries about finding a successor and a groom for his daughter. The local undertaker, a handsome young man, seems a candidate for both roles. Berlanga's most elegant film, shot by the great cinematographer Tonino Delli Colli, remains a powerful condemnation of capital punishment and the Francoist myths of duty and patriotism. In Spanish; English subtitles. 91 min.

In the Film exhibition Spain (Un)Censored

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