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Dearest Executioners (1977)

Queridísimos verdugos (original title)
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Cast overview:
Claudio Rodríguez ...
Narrador (voice)
Vicente Copete ...
Himself - executioner
Antonio López ...
Himself - executioner
Bernardo Sánchez ...
Himself - executioner
Marino Vinuesa ...
Himself (as D. Marino Vinuesa)
Andrés Sánchez Cascos ...
Himself (as Dr. Andres Sanchez Cascos)
José Velasco-Escassi ...
Himself (as Dr. Jose Velasco-Escassi)
Antonio Ferrer Sama ...
Himself (as D. Antonio Ferrer Sama)
Jesús Sánchez Tello ...
Himself (as D. Jesus Sanchez Tello)
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This film was filmed in secrecy in December 1971. The post-production didn't finish until 1973 and it couldn't came to theaters until April 1977 (two years after Francisco Franco's death). See more »

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References Love Story (1970) See more »

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very interesting for USA users
22 January 2004 | by (spain) – See all my reviews

It provides a very deep, human investigation in the roots of crime both sides of the law. Tender and funny, cruel and dramatic, this film is also a great window to the story of my country, where death row was forbidden since democracy in 1978. I would invite specially G. Bush, but also anyone who approves death row, to watch it and think about it.


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