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The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (Ensayo de un crimen) (1955)

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Miroslava Miroslava
Lavinia
Ernesto Alonso Ernesto Alonso
Archibaldo de la Cruz
Rita Macedo Rita Macedo
Patricia Terrazas
Ariadna Welter Ariadna Welter
Carlota Cervantes
Andrea Palma Andrea Palma
Mrs. Cervantes
Leonor Llausás Leonor Llausás
The Governess
Carlos Riquelme Carlos Riquelme
The Commissioner
Chabela Durán Chabela Durán
Sister Trinidad


Written by
Luis Buñuel Luis Buñuel
screenplay & adaptation
Eduardo Ugarte Eduardo Ugarte
screenplay & adaptation


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The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime.
Release date: 19 May 1955
Tags: Drama (6), Black Comedy (5), Crime (4), Surrealism (4), Mexico (4), Comedy (3), Compulsion (3), Conscience (2), B&w (2), Death (2), Attempted Murder (2), Stockings (2), Desire (2), 1955 (2), Governess (2), Mannequin (1), High Heels (1), Music Box (1), Dead Woman On Floor (1)
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"16.3. 2020 "The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz" is one of the forgotten masterpieces by Buñuel. The main character is a rich man called Archibaldo de la Cruz who experienced something traumatic when he was still just a young boy. During the time of the Mexican revolution he saw his governess getting shot to death and when he was staring at her exposed legs he though that he was actually the one who killed her. As an adult the main character is still suffering from a warped mind. He a"


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