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Antonio Isasi-isasmendi

El aire de un crimen

Edition 1989
119' - 1988 - Crime, Drama - Dialogue: Spanish
Director: Antonio Isasi-isasmendi Composer: Francisco Aguarod, Luis Fatas With: Francisco Rabal, Maribel Verdú, Germán Cobos, Jose Ma Mezo, Miguel Relan, Fernando Rey, Ma Jose Moreno
This film represents a return to feature direction for Isasi. It is a kind of film noir or even Western which kicks off an unidentified corpse in the wilds of Spain back in the fifties. It's a critique of a small-minded backward society which although local has, I think, universa! appeal. The corpse is found leaning against the fountain in the main square of Bocentellas, a village in the 'Region'. The villagers awaiting the arrival of the judge ask help and advise from captain Medina. The arrival of the Judge and the subsequent removal of the corpse round off a circle of a complex plot that got started a few weeks earlier with the escape from Fort San Mamud by two of the soldiers. The mysterieus presence of the Colonel, dubieus economie interests and the involvement of two whores are some of the implements shaping this thriller which only at the last moment gives full sense to the plot. (pressbook)

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Credits

Director

Antonio Isasi-isasmendi

Composer

Francisco Aguarod, Luis Fatas

With

Francisco Rabal, Maribel Verdú, Germán Cobos, Jose Ma Mezo, Miguel Relan, Fernando Rey, Ma Jose Moreno

Scenario

Gabriel Castro

Director of Photography

Juan Gelpi

Editor

Amat Carreras

More information

Dialogue

Spanish

Countries of production

Spain

Screenplay based on

El aire de un crimen van Juan Benet

Year

1988

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