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Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1987)
"Cronaca di una morte annunciata" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  8 May 1987 (Italy)
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A small village in Latin America. Santiago have been knife in the morning. It surprise nobody. The Vicario brothers have openly declared the would kill him to avenge the lost honour of ... See full summary »

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Bayardo San Roman
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Angela Vicario
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Dr. Cristo Bedoya
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Angela's mother
Lucia Bosé ...
Placida Linero
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Santiago Nasar
Alain Cuny ...
Widower
Sergi Mateu ...
Young Cristo Bedoya
Silverio Blasi
Carlos Miranda
Rogerio Miranda
Vicky Hernández ...
Clotilde Armenta
Leonor González
Caroline Lang ...
Margot
Carolina Rosi ...
Flora Miguel
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A small village in Latin America. Santiago have been knife in the morning. It surprise nobody. The Vicario brothers have openly declared the would kill him to avenge the lost honour of their young sister. It's the way and custom of the country. Nothing and nobody would have prevent it. It was a death foretold. Let see how and why. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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In the novel the narrator is the author himself (that is hinted by the names of his brothers and wife), while in the movie is the character of Cristo Bedoya, the closest friend of Santiago Nasar. See more »

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Wish I had a copy
17 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My favorite book, brief, suspenseful, and frighteningly real in scope and character. Having recently lived through Katrina as a physician at various aid stations, rescue squads into the city, etc. it brought me back to this book and a film I saw when I was in my early teens. It speaks of the tragedy of modern life, where apathy can settle like dust and no one is responsible for their neighbor. The riverside town in the heart of Colombia, trapped in an absurd past where an unspoken code of conduct is barbarously enforced (against even the enforcers' wishes, I might add), is fleshed out masterfully. This is one remake I am desperately hoping I live to see, and one movie I wish I could see again.


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