The Executioner (El verdugo)


The Executioner (El verdugo) (1963)




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In this black comedy, a mortician's assistant wants to marry an executioner's daughter. Her father 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.

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... a masterpiece of Spanish cinema and beyond. [Full review in Spanish]

Jan 16, 2018 | Full Review…

The satire is not demonstrative. It has its point to make, but it's going to first make you wade through a painful, sometimes frantic, sometimes funny, but ultimately grueling realist drama about getting by in life.

Oct 27, 2016 | Full Review…

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