The Executioner

El Verdugo
by Luis García Berlanga 1h27min Spain 1963
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Film details

The Executioner
by Luis García Berlanga

An undertaker marries an old executioner's daughter and, although he doesn't like it, must continue the profession of his father-in-law after his retirement.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Nino Manfredi : José Luis Rodriguez
  • Emma Penella : Carmen
  • José Isbert : Amadeo
  • And with: Ángel Álvarez, María Isbert, José Luis López Vázquez, Maria-Luisa Ponte


  • Director Luis García Berlanga
  • Scenario Luis García Berlanga, Rafael Azcona
  • Dialogs Luis García Berlanga, Rafael Azcona
  • Photo director Tonino Delli Colli
  • Set Design José Antonio de la Guerra , Juan Garcia
  • Costume Design Maruja Hernáiz, Humberto Cornejo
  • Sound Felipe Fernandez
  • Original music Miguel Asins Arbó, Adolfo Waitzman
  • Production Compagny Naga Film
  • Distributor Zebra Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1963
  • Release date for France04/18/1965
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageSpanish
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