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A.k.a.
The Executioner
Year
1963
Runtime
87 min.
Director
Luis Gª. Berlanga
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
4,067
Checks
720
Favs
80
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
11.1% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
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  1. -1flb2-'s avatar

    -1flb2-

    I have to give this movie a thumbs up. Interesting subject matter. Solid acting with established characters. For a morbid subject matter, I found myself laughing in many instances. Somebody has to do it! 2 years ago
  2. MarkE89's avatar

    MarkE89

    This is repeatedly considered to be one of the greatest Spanish films for reasons which escape me completely. The strong points evade me and seem severely strained. Of course, there are the obvious interesting juxtapositions; an executioner's daughter giving birth - to the child of an undertaker being forced unwillingly into giving and taking lives. But aside from this, the direction is merely adequate with only a couple of shots standing out, the acting mediocre and it fails as both screwball and dark comedy. Interesting topics on paper but the film isn't worth the 87 minutes. 5 years 8 months ago
  3. brendo333's avatar

    brendo333

    Rapid-like dialogues makes it hard to follow at moments, good film nonetheless. 7 years 1 month ago
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In 6 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #1 in Nickel Odeón Top Spanish films until 1995
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  2. This movie ranks #3 in Caimán's Top Spanish Films
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  3. This movie ranks #236 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  4. This movie ranks #374 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  5. This movie ranks #679 in UNESCO's Memory of the World: National Cinematic Heritage
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  6. This movie ranks #980 in The Criterion Collection
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