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El asesino de Pedralbes (1979)

Documentary about the murderer José Luis Cerveto

Director:

Gonzalo Herralde

Writers:

Josep Cuxart Guardia (interview) (as Pep Cuxart), Gonzalo Herralde (interview) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
José Luis Cerveto José Luis Cerveto ... Himself
Fernando Chamorro Fernando Chamorro ... Himself
Antonio García Antonio García ... Himself
Rafael Gavilán Rafael Gavilán ... Himself
José Martí Gómez José Martí Gómez ... Himself
Francisco Mas Francisco Mas ... Himself
Antonio Membrilla Antonio Membrilla ... Himself
Juan Merelo-Barbera Juan Merelo-Barbera ... Himself
Dr. Mondelo Dr. Mondelo ... Himself
José María Morales José María Morales ... Himself
Dr. Obiols Dr. Obiols ... Himself
Francisca Seguer Francisca Seguer ... Herself
Sor Dolores Sor Dolores ... Herself
Sor Socorro Sor Socorro ... Herself
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Documentary about the murderer José Luis Cerveto

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

17 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Murder of Pedralbes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Figaro Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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First Spanish movie to film inside a prison. See more »

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Referenced in Torrella, una vida pel cinema (1997) 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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