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Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him... See full summary »

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Enrique Lucero ...
Mario Alberto Rodríguez ...
José Gálvez ...
El diablo
José Luis Jiménez ...
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Virrey
Consuelo Frank ...
Virreina
José Dupeyrón ...
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Celia Tejeda ...
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Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him to share his turkey, but he refuses all except Death. In return, Death gives him a bottle of water which will heal any illness. Soon, Macario is more wealthy than the village doctor, which draws the attention of the feared Inquisition. Written by Elladan <elladan@eskimo.com>

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Losely based on Brother Grimm's tale "The Death's Godson." See more »

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Referenced in Una familia de diez: La dieta (2007) See more »

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macabre, haunting and wonderful
1 February 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

this is truly a great, and rarely seen movie. it's beautifully photographed, wonderfully acted, and has the feel of a classic grimms brothers fairy tale (although this is too serious a movie for children). i was totally unfamiliar with the mexican film industry and basically only knew mexican wrestler movies, etc. this proves that there were and maybe, are, great movies coming out of mexico that deserve attention and prominence. great movie - 10 out of 10.


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