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.
Did You Know?
The scene where Macario visits Death at the Cave with the Candles, which each of them represent a human life, would inspire a similar scene on the animated film "The Book of Life" (2014). Both films use El Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) as a main theme. See more
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