The Castle of Purity

by Arturo Ripstein 32h53min Mexico 110
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Film details

The Castle of Purity
by Arturo Ripstein

The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years to protect them from the "evil nature" of human beings while inventing (with his wife) rat poison.

Status of the VoD copy


  • Claudio Brook : Gabriel Lima
  • Rita Macedo : Beatriz
  • Arturo Beristáin : Porvenir
  • And with: Diana Bracho, Gladys Bermejo, David Silva


  • Director Arturo Ripstein
  • Scenario Arturo Ripstein, José Emilio Pacheco
  • Photo director Alex Phillips
  • Set Design Lucero Isaac
  • Editing Rafael Castanedo
  • Original music Joaquín Gutiérrez Heras
  • Producer Angélica Ortiz
  • Production Compagny Estudios Churubusco Azteca S.A.
  • Distributor Instituto Mexicano De Cine

Technical information

  • Production110
  • Release date for France08/15/1994
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageSpanish
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