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Left-Handed Fate (1966)

Fata/Morgana (original title)
The inhabitants of a strange desert Barcelona are gradually leaving the city in a panic group. The victims of a serial killers seem to feel strangely attracted by their executioners. Only ... See full summary »

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Vicente Aranda

Writers:

Vicente Aranda (screenplay), Gonzalo Suárez (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teresa Gimpera ... Gim
Marianne Benet Marianne Benet ... Miriam (as Mariane Benet)
Marcos Martí Marcos Martí ... J.J.
Antonio Ferrandis ... El Profesor
Alberto Dalbés ... Álvaro (as Alberto Dalbes)
Antonio Casas ... Luis
Glòria Roig Glòria Roig ... La Mujer del Profesor (as Gloria Roig)
Francisco Álvarez Francisco Álvarez ... Los Chicos
Juan Sellás Juan Sellás ... Los Chicos (as Juan Sellas)
Antonio Oliver Antonio Oliver ... Los Chicos
José Medina José Medina ... Los Chicos
José María Seada José María Seada ... Los Chicos (as José P. Seada)
Josep Castillo Escalona Josep Castillo Escalona ... Acosador Gim (as José Castillo)
Manuel Muñiz Manuel Muñiz ... Hombre Reja (as Manuel Muñiz 'Pajarito')
Nuria Picas Nuria Picas ... Sra. Kalman
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The inhabitants of a strange desert Barcelona are gradually leaving the city in a panic group. The victims of a serial killers seem to feel strangely attracted by their executioners. Only Gim, an attractive blonde advertising model, decides to face her destiny. Written by jsanchez

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Country:

Spain | West Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 May 1966 (France) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A futuristic fever dream
16 August 2014 | by melvelvit-1See all my reviews

In the not-too-distant future, a college professor doesn't realize "the bell tolls for thee" as he prepares for a lecture on how murder victims are born to be killed...

Vicente Aranda's disorienting, futuristic avant garde opus literally opens as a comic book and would seem to predict the look and ambiance of Truffaut's FARENHEIT 451 crossed with Antonioni's BLOW UP. As the professor's life begins to imitate academic art, helicopters and tanks with loudspeakers urge the populace to evacuate the city for reasons unknown. The entire film plays out in an eerily deserted Barcelona with many an enigmatic mis-en-scène reflecting a plot that unfolds with the illogic of a fever dream. Spanish actress Teresa Gimpera, the future Mrs. Craig Hill, makes a lovely red herring and I loved the murder weapon, a silver objet d'art that turns into a swordfish when you push a button and a switchblade pops out.


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