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Cronaca di una morte annunciata (1987)

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This suspenseful Italian crime drama is set in a Colombian river town and chronicles the series of events that led up to murder. Based on a novel by distinguished author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the tale begins in the present as a middle-aged doctor returns to the village after a twenty-year absence to investigate the murder that occurred just before he left. A flashback ensues. All the trouble began when a wealthy general's son came to town searching for a bride. He found an appropriate girl and was very happy until he discovered that his bride was not a virgin. In a terrible rage he sent the poor girl back to her family where her father beat her into revealing her lover's name. Her twin brothers then set out to punish the guilty fellow, a much-despised womanizer. Though the entire town knew that the brothers planned to kill him, no one intervened. Strangely, the victim died without a fight. The story jumps back to the present to witness the return of the general's son. He runs into his former fiancee and quietly hands back all of the letters she had written him over the years. Not a single one is opened. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast

Rupert Everett
as Bayardo San Roman
Ornella Muti
as Angela Vicario
Anthony Delon
as Santiago Nasar
Gian Maria Volonté
as Dr. Cristo Bedoya
Irene Papas
as Angela's mother
Lucia Bosé
as Placida Linero
Alain Cuny
as Widower
Sergi Mateu
as Young Cristo Bedoya
Carolina Rosi
as Flora Miguel
Rogerio Miranda
as Pablo and Pedro Vicario
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One of the very few Italian-colombian co productions, and possibly the only one where there's a strong clash of accents and ethnicities that seriously and irreparably affect a very folkloric tale. Another annoying problem is the very slow pace at some parts. Some good foreign actors like Gian Maria Volonté and the lusty Ornella Muti are there just to be seen, since almost no one speaks spanish and are dubbed in varied accents like castilian and even mexican. Putting aside all those wrong choices, the score is quite good and the film adapts faithfully what I consider to be Gabriel Garcia Marquez's finest work. Good enough, but far from excellent.

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