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The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)

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1h 29min
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This Mexican-filmed black comedy is one of the minor but no less characteristic works of director Luis Buñuel. The film begins with Archibaldo (Ernesto Alonso) being triggered by a music box into a lengthy reminiscence of his childhood. It was an average, everyday incident, one that undoubtedly has occurred to us all: Archibaldo was caught dressing up in his mother's clothes by his governess, who was then instantly killed by a revolutionary's bullet before she could tell on him. The experience proved to be Archibaldo's "first rush", and he spends the rest of his life trying to re-create the sexual euphoria of that moment - by murdering attractive women.
Buñuel's characteristic perverse black humor then adds a twist, which prevents Archibaldo from fulfilling his desires.
Ernesto Alonso, , , , Andrea Palma, Rodolfo Landa, José María Linares-Rivas, , Eva Calvo, Enrique Díaz 'Indiano', , Chabela Durán, Carlos Martínez Baena, , , , , , Rafael Banquells hijo,
Luis Buñuel, Eduardo Ugarte
Ensayo de un crimen
Classics, Comedy, Drama
Mexico, Classics, Comedy, Drama
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Not released
Run Time:
89 minutes

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