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Arturo Ripstein

El Castillo de la Pureza (The Castle of Purity)

Edition 1993
110' - 1973 - Drama - Dialogue: Spanish
Director: Arturo Ripstein With: Claudio Brook, Rita Macedo, Arturo Beristáin, Diana Bractio, Gladys Bermejo
Ripstein has based this extraordinary film on a real event, a man who kept his family locked up in his house for 18 years. In the film he is a megalomaniac who believes that one day he will be recognised as a genius; in the meantime he makes a living by selling rat poison which his family prepares. His wife, who pretends to agree with him, secretly tells their three children stories about the mysterious world. Disintegration begins with incest and further repression.

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Credits

Director

Arturo Ripstein

With

Claudio Brook, Rita Macedo, Arturo Beristáin, Diana Bractio, Gladys Bermejo

Scenario

Arturo Ripstein, José Emilio Pacheco

Producer

Angélica Ortiz

More information

Dialogue

Spanish

Countries of production

Mexico

Year

1973

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