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El hombre que sabía demasiado

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Dirigida por Alfred Hitchcock
Estados Unidos, 1956
Thriller, Aventuras, Misterio


El Dr. Ben MacKenna y su mujer Jo son una pareja estadounidense que pasa sus vacaciones en Marruecos junto con su hijo Hank. Tras la muerte de un espía en brazos de Ben, cuando se encontraban visitando el mercado de Marrakech, el matrimonio descubre que su hijo ha sido secuestrado.

El hombre que sabía demasiado Dirigida por Alfred Hitchcock
As the criminal honcho, Peter Lorre wears a forehead scar like a concrete fissure and a smile like a veil over an inkwell of ineffable contempt: “You must pay the price for your genius.” Hamlet quoted and a fairytale sung (“There came a whispered terror on the breeze…”), that’s Hitchcock getting into full swing, his panning and crosscutting at the Albert Hall give an early crystallization of form.
July 11, 2016
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This, we might say, is how you integrate set pieces into your movie—narratively, stylistically, and thematically. Others would disagree with me, but nearly forty years of living with this film hasn’t made me change my mind. The Man Who Knew Too Much is Hitchcock’s first thoroughgoing masterpiece.
February 14, 2013
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Often cited as the first of Hitchcock’s globe-trotting spy thrillers, a format he would revisit periodically for decades to come, it is also part of a less-noticed cycle within Hitchcock’s work: films centered on marriages and the careful negotiations necessary to ensure their survival.
February 01, 2013
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