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1955 | B/N | 89:00

Young Archibaldo de la Cruz believes that a music box can make his wishes come true. After hoping for the death of his governess, the boy witnesses her death by a stray bullet. As an adult, he is overcome by the desire to kill the women he is attracted to—but all of them die before he can consummate his fantasy.


Country: México
Direction: Buñuel; Luis
Script: Ugarte; Eduardo, inspirado en la novela homónima de Rodolfo Usigli, Buñuel; Luis
Production: Patiño Gómez; Alfonso
Photography: Jiménez; Agustín
Sound: Caballero; Ernesto, Rodríguez; Enríque, Benítez; Rodolfo
Music: Pérez; Jorge
Cast:Ernesto Alonso, Miroslava Stern, Macedo; Rita, María Linares Rivas; José, Palma; Andrea, Welter; Ariadne, Landa; Rodolfo, Rafael Banquells Jr.
Art direction: Bracho; Jesús
Participation year at FICM: 2019

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