The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz

Ensayo de un crimen
by Luis Buñuel 1h29min Mexico 1957
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The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
by Luis Buñuel

The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime.

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  • Ernesto Alonso : Archibald de la Cruz
  • Miroslava Stern : Lavinia
  • Rita Macedo : Patricia Terrazas
  • Ariadna Welter : Carlota
  • And with: Andrea Palma, Rodolfo Landa, José María Linares Rivas, Rafael Blanquells


  • Director Luis Buñuel
  • Scenario Luis Buñuel, Eduardo Ugarte
  • Dialogs Luis Buñuel, Eduardo Ugarte
  • Original work author Rodolfo Usigli
  • Photo director Agustín Jiménez
  • Costume Design Jesús Lepe
  • Sound Rodolfo Benitez
  • Editing Luis Buñuel, Jorge Bustos, Pablo Gómez
  • Original music Jorge Pérez
  • Producer Alfonso Patiño Gómez
  • Production Compagny Alianza Cinematográfica
  • Distributor Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Producción Cinematográfica

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,33:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1957
  • Release date for France08/29/1957
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageSpanish
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