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259 Ratings

The Executioner

El verdugo

Directed by Luis García Berlanga
Spain, Italy, 1963
Comedy, Drama


This masterpiece of black humor—one of the great Spanish films—threads a scathing critique of Franco-era values through a macabre farce about an undertaker who marries an executioner’s daughter and reluctantly takes over her father’s job so the family can keep their government-allotted apartment.

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The Executioner Directed by Luis García Berlanga

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