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The Murder of Pedralbes (1979)

El asesino de Pedralbes (original title)
Documentary about the murderer José Luis Cerveto


Gonzalo Herralde


Josep Cuxart Guardia (interview) (as Pep Cuxart), Gonzalo Herralde (interview) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
José Luis Cerveto José Luis Cerveto ... Self
Fernando Chamorro Fernando Chamorro ... Self
Antonio García Antonio García ... Self
Rafael Gavilán Rafael Gavilán ... Self
José Martí Gómez José Martí Gómez ... Self
Francisco Mas Francisco Mas ... Self
Antonio Membrilla Antonio Membrilla ... Self
Juan Merelo-Barbera Juan Merelo-Barbera ... Self
Dr. Mondelo Dr. Mondelo ... Self
José María Morales José María Morales ... Self
Dr. Obiols Dr. Obiols ... Self
Francisca Seguer Francisca Seguer ... Self
Sor Dolores Sor Dolores ... Self
Sor Socorro Sor Socorro ... Self


Documentary about the murderer José Luis Cerveto

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First Spanish movie to film inside a prison. See more »


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A shocking, stunning and wonderful documentary...
1 June 2002 | by MRBICKLESee all my reviews

EL ASESINO DE PEDRALBES (The murderer of Pedralbes) is a documentary about José Luis Cerveto, who murdered in 1974 the rich owners of the house where he worked (in Pedralbes, a zone from Barcelona), husband and wife and was immediately convicted to death but after Franco's death, finally condemned to prison for 30 years.

The film is an excellent job, featuring a long interview with Cerveto, those who knew him as a child and as a teenager, his lawyer and some psychologists and doctors. You can see perfectly the background of such a man and the reasons of that horrible crime (hard infancy, pedophile tendencies, intelligence but evident psychological problems,...), everything shown (and there lies the greatness of the film) from the pure objectivity: the documentary doesn't judge Cerveto and his acts. It shows the murderer, his reasons, his behavior, his past and the time and place when he committed the murders (Spain late 70's, where homosexuality was still a crime and things were very different regarding justice).

EL ASESINO DE PEDRALBES is a hard movie, not for all tastes, but a brave and magnificent one, between the best spanish films of the 70's.

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17 June 1980 (USA) See more »

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Figaro Films See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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