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The Executioner (El verdugo)1963

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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Nino Manfredi
as José Luis Rodríguez
Guido Alberti
as Governor of Prison
Félix Fernández
as 1st Sacristan
Alfredo Landa
as 2nd Sacristan
Xan Das Bolas
as Watchman
José Sazatornil
as Administrator
Chus Lampreave
as Woman at Works
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... a masterpiece of Spanish cinema and beyond. [Full review in Spanish]

January 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.

October 27, 2016 | Full Review…

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