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La cripta (1981)

A patient is released from a mental hospital to help the police find a student who disappeared a few days ago.


Cayetano Del Real


Cayetano Del Real (screenplay by), Eduardo Mendoza (novel) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
José Sacristán ... El protagonista
Rafaela Aparicio ... Madre superiora
Blanca Guerra ... Mercedes
Carlos Lucena Carlos Lucena ... Comisario Flores
Marta Molins Marta Molins ... Nati
Arnau Vilardebó Arnau Vilardebó ... Jardinero
Alfred Lucchetti ... Doctor Subranez (as Alfredo Luchetti)
Mario Gas Mario Gas ... Irlandés
Tito Junco ... Antiguo jardinero
Carles Velat ... Novio de Isabel
Javier Ucar Javier Ucar
Mario Romero Mario Romero
Maruja Carrillo Maruja Carrillo
Javi Gavaldón Javi Gavaldón
Myriam De Maeztu Myriam De Maeztu ... (as Miriam de Maeztu)


A patient is released from a mental hospital to help the police find a student who disappeared a few days ago.

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Referenced in La rebelión de los pájaros (1982) See more »

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With "Cara de acelga", one of the best Sacristan's movies
17 February 2001 | by MRBICKLESee all my reviews

Strange little detective movie with a special main character and a surprising plot full of amazing situations and almost surrealistic scenes. Sacristan is an extravagant man, former detective and closed in a mental hospital who's hired by the police to look for some missing girls in Barcelona. The police takes him into the job by his acknowledge of the underground zones in the city and also a lot of criminals in prisons and asylums. This is not a conventional detective film or a film-noir, is a special character study about a detective in a case that he doesn't want. Jose Sacristan is absolutely wonderful and the end scenes are marvelous.

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Release Date:

30 November 1981 (Spain) See more »

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The Crypt See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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