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The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz


Time Out says

Buñuel marshals all of his characteristic amoral wit in this tale of a would-be murderer frustrated at every turn in his efforts to get his kicks from a successful sex killing. As usual, the master eschews the visual fussiness of 'style', opting for the straightforward camera set-up at all times. The use of props like the toy music box from his childhood which triggers off Archibaldo's lust, and the wax dummy burned after one of his attempts is thwarted, is all the more stunning (and hilarious) as a result.

Release Details

  • Duration:91 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Luis Buñuel
  • Screenwriter:Luis Buñuel, E Ugarte Pages
  • Cast:
    • Ernesto Alonso
    • Miroslava Stern
    • Ariadna Welter
    • Rita Macedo
    • José Maria Linares Rivas
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