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Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955): Film Noir UK (1)

Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955): Film Noir UK (1)
Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955): Film Noir UK (1)

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17 Mar 2024, 11:15

The Courtyard, Hereford, Edgar St, Hereford HR4 9JR, UK

About the Event

The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955) 

Director: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Ernesto Alonso, Miroslava, Rita Macedo, Ariadna Welter

Mexico, 1953, 1 hour 31 minutes, Spanish + English subtitles 

Wealthy Mexican, Archibaldo de la Cruz (Ernesto Alonso) is a would-be serial killer. With a strange and powerful obsession stemming from his childhood during the Mexican Revolution, the affluent bachelor and suave ceramist Archibaldo oscillates effortlessly between fantasy and reality, obsessed in making the perfect crime. But will he succeed?

Written and directed by Luis Buñuel who interlaces this noir with his own sense of humour. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz is a hilarious and vicious story about the impossibilities of fulfilling one's fantasies and desires, which, in this case, is all about murder. 

The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz is the only new movie in town about which I can say that it mustn't be missed. Vincent Candy (New York Times)

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