MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 79,404 this week

Hay que matar a B. (1975)

 -  Drama | Thriller
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 89 users  
Reviews: 1 user

In a fictitious South American country there's lots of political tension, the labor-unions have all their members on strike. The public demands the return of politician B. from exile. ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Jose L. Borau)

Writers:

(as Jose Luis Borau) ,
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 06 Nov 2010
 
a list of 230 titles
created 13 Feb 2012
 
a list of 100 titles
created 25 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 79 titles
created 25 Nov 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 10 Dec 2012
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hay que matar a B. (1975)

Hay que matar a B. (1975) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hay que matar a B..
3 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Spain. The Basque Country. Sometime in the 90s. Josu Jon, a young member of a terrorist organization, has suffered an almost complete memory loss after being wounded in a shooting with the ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
Stars: Óscar Jaenada, José Coronado, Vanessa Incontrada
Poachers (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: José Luis Borau
Stars: Lola Gaos, Ovidi Montllor, Alicia Sánchez
Boystown (2007)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Victor works in a real estate agency in the well-known Chueca neighborhood of Madrid. He hides a terrible secret: he makes apartments available for sale by murdering the old ladies owners ... See full synopsis »

Director: Juan Flahn
Stars: Pepón Nieto, Pablo Puyol, Concha Velasco
Eagle's Wing (1979)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A white trapper steals a white mustang called Eagle Wing from a Kiowa Indian who pursues him to get his horse back.

Director: Anthony Harvey
Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Harvey Keitel
Silver Bears (1978)
Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Michael Caine, Cybill Shepherd, Louis Jourdan
The Hunt (1966)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Three men go hunting rabbits during a hot day. Heat and talking about events happened in the past make them angry, until they go totally crazy.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Ismael Merlo, Alfredo Mayo, José María Prada
The Cardinal (1963)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Tom Tryon, John Huston, Romy Schneider
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

While working alongside his long-time friend and colleague in building a hospital for the residents of a Buenos Aries shantytown, a troubled priest finds solace in a young, atheist social worker.

Director: Pablo Trapero
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Jérémie Renier, Martina Gusman
Matar al Nani (1988)
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Roberto Bodegas
Stars: Frédéric Deban, José Pedro Carrión, Eulàlia Ramon
Rapture (1979)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A low budget horror filmmaker gets in touch with an eccentric who is trying to film his consciousness during drug abuse.

Director: Iván Zulueta
Stars: Eusebio Poncela, Cecilia Roth, Will More
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: José Luis Borau
Stars: Susana Campos, Carlos Estrada, José María Prada
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Directors: José Luis Borau, Mario Caiano
Stars: Alex Nicol, Claudio Undari, Renzo Palmer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Pal Kovak
...
Susana (as Stephane Audran)
...
Julia
...
Hector
José Nieto ...
(as Pepe Nieto)
Luis Prendes ...
Commisary
Walter Coy
Pedro Díez del Corral ...
Jani (as Pedro Diez del Corral)
Rina Ottolina ...
Silvana
Perla Cristal ...
Rosita
Vicente Roca ...
Commercial Traveller
María Cristina Heredia ...
Luci (as Cristina Heredia)
Jaime Segura ...
Policeman 1
Ángel Menéndez ...
Judge (as Angel Menendez)
José María Resel ...
Journalist (as Jose Maria Resel)
Edit

Storyline

In a fictitious South American country there's lots of political tension, the labor-unions have all their members on strike. The public demands the return of politician B. from exile. However private trucker Pal can't afford to strike -- so he's beaten up and his truck burned. In the headlines he's described as strike-breaker. This is only part of an intrigue which shall get him to murder B. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Also Known As:

B Must Die  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 23,731,142 (Spain) (3 September 1999)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Between Your Legs (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"B Must Die" is an overlooked gem
12 October 2000 | by (Philadelphia PA USA) – See all my reviews

I caught "B Must Die" one night many years ago at 3:00 am on a local station's Late Late Show. This film can really surprise you. And it can really stick with you. Its one of those films that you keep trying to find out if anyone else has ever seen.

What looks like a typical low-budget, off-the-cuff 1970's attempt at a slick intrigue picture--you know the kind, I am sure--actually shows forethought, consideration, and carefulness despite its modest production values. You keep waiting some stupid, glaring hole in the storyline, or perhaps the editing (as often befalls lower-budget 1970's products) but this never happens and soon you forget about trying to shoot the film down. It is simple and straightforward and unpretentious.

Its got an exotic, (but at the same time gritty and impovershed) foreign locale and good, reliable, American actors. Darren McGavin gives a solid, understated performance as the unwitting dupe of a political assassination plot. He's just a regular guy made into a patsy on account of his finesse with a long-range rifle. The film has just that bit of menace in its villains and restraint on its violence to make you watch it carefully. It doesnt make the unfolding events too obvious or dumbed-down.

But what you really wind up paying attention to is not the plot in this picture at all--the story simply makes a memorable backdrop for the quite tender, bittersweet romance between McGavin and Stephane Audran. For all its puny size, this romance surprisingly evokes the rhythms of other, more famous film romances--like Doctor Zhivago for example. Its got the very same appeal: that of a man and a woman meeting by circumstance and trying to sustain a romance during a melee of larger political events over which they have no control. The romance is tenuous, and therefore somewhat melancholy from the start. McGavin is plainly a haphazard figure who has never had a chance to be in love with a woman like Audran--and the fact that he cant seem to extract himself from the jeopardy he finds himself in seems to hint that his late success will be short-lived.

But there is a wonderful visual of the two lovers strolling down a steep boulevard, huddled tightly against one another, making their way hesitantly through a crowd of rushing figures, enjoying their love for one another.

All the other bodies around them are clad in starched white cotton tunics and the couple stands out in sharp relief, proceeding in the opposite direction, wearing their everyday clothes, not really looking at anything, but just being close to one another for as long as they can. The figures stream by them like the forceful current of a river. The camera is held for just the right duration, and with just the right backward motion, following the actor's faces from the foreground, looking back towards them as they move. Its hard to forget that scene.

At the end you are really hoping for McGavin to find a way out of the snare--a snare thats been prepared with him as the bait.

If you ever see this film in listed on the preview channel do yourself a favour and give it a look--you wont be sorry.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Hay que matar a B. (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?