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La campana del infierno
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Writers:
Santiago Moncada (story)
Santiago Moncada (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 October 1973 (Spain) See more »
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Plot:
A young man is released from an asylum and returns home for revenge on his aunt and her three daughters... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Murder, rape and revenge ... as an art form See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Renaud Verley ... Juan (John in English version)

Viveca Lindfors ... Marta
Alfredo Mayo ... Don Pedro
Maribel Martín ... Esther
Nuria Gimeno ... Teresa
Christina von Blanc ... María (as Christine Betzner)
Saturno Cerra ... The Shepherd
Nicole Vesperini ... Don Pedro's Wife
Erasmo Pascual ... Priest
Antonio Puga ... Don Pedro's Hunting Partner
Juan Cazalilla ... Don Pedro's Hunting Partner
Tito García ... Don Pedro's Hunting Partner
Rosetta Vellisca ... The Shepherd's Daughter
Ángel Blanco ... Dr. Junqueiro
Susana Latour ... Juan's mother
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Directed by
Claudio Guerín 
Juan Antonio Bardem (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Santiago Moncada (story)

Santiago Moncada (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Ausnit .... associate producer
Claudio Guerín .... producer
 
Original Music by
Adolfo Waitzman 
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Rojas 
 
Film Editing by
Magdalena Pulido 
 
Production Design by
Eduardo Torre de la Fuente 
 
Set Decoration by
Eduardo Torre de la Fuente 
 
Costume Design by
Maiki Marín  (as Maiqui Marín)
 
Makeup Department
Vicenta Palmero .... hair stylist
Julián Ruiz .... key makeup artist
Antonio Segovia .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ricardo Bonilla .... unit production manager
Luis Laso .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sinesio Isla .... assistant director
Miguel Suárez .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Juan de la Flor .... property master
Horacio Rodríguez .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Luis Castro .... sound effects
Tomás del Barrio .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
José Luis Aguilar .... second assistant camera
Julio Leyva .... assistant camera (as Julio Martín Leyva)
Simón López .... still photographer
Domingo Solano .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
María Teresa Iglesias .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
José María Biurrún .... second assistant editor
María Teresa Mateos .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Demetrio Bravo .... second production assistant
Isabel Ruiz Capillas .... shooting secretary (as Maribel Ruiz Capillas)
Luis Vázquez .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La campana del infierno" - Spain (original title)
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Runtime:
Spain:106 min | USA:93 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
Director Claudio Guerín Hill fell from the tower housing the title bell on the last day of shooting and was killed. The film was completed by Juan Antonio Bardem.See more »
Quotes:
Esther:Did you practise free love?
Juan:Yes.
Esther:I want to start but mother won't let me.
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Murder, rape and revenge ... as an art form, 18 March 2010
Author: matheusmarchetti from Brazil

Just watched this last night after seeing it recommended for fans of obscure 70's horror. It's a shame really that this is one is little known, because it's certainly one of the finest, most disturbing Euro art-horrors I've ever seen. Renaud Verley does his best Malcom McDowell impersonation as a young man who is put in an insane asylum by his aunt and her daughters, in order to steal his inheritance. He comes back after a few years, with horrible plans for those who wronged him. Deliberately slow paced, it all builds up to an intense and unforgettable finale. This truly unsettling tale of revenge is brilliantly enhanced by the gloomy and oppressive atmosphere, and brilliant cinematography, filled with strange angles and a gorgeous color palette, as well as a particularly bizarre soundtrack. The film also counts with great performances by Viveca Lindfords as the vicious Aunt, as well as Maribel Martin (who also starred in two of my favorite Spanish horrors "The House That Screamed" and "Blood Spattered Bride"), Nuria Gimeno and Christina Blanc as the protagonist's equally disturbed cousins. It's really sad that the director Claudio Gerin died on a tragic accident on the last day of shooting. He was a real craftsman and one could only dream of what would've his career been like, as he could've become a master of European horror cinema, and I think I can actually consider him one judging by this masterpiece alone. Overall, 10/10.

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