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Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1987)

Cronaca di una morte annunciata (original title)
In a small village in Latin America, Santiago Nasar is killed in the morning, which surprises nobody. The Vicario brothers were openly declaring they would kill him to regain the lost honor... See full summary »

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Francesco Rosi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Everett ... Bayardo San Roman
Ornella Muti ... Angela Vicario
Gian Maria Volontè ... Dr. Cristo Bedoya
Irene Papas ... Angela's mother
Lucia Bosé ... Placida Linero
Anthony Delon ... Santiago Nasar
Alain Cuny ... Widower
Sergi Mateu ... Young Cristo Bedoya
Silverio Blasi Silverio Blasi ... Lázaro Aponte
Carlos Miranda Carlos Miranda
Rogerio Miranda Rogerio Miranda
Vicky Hernández Vicky Hernández ... Clotilde Armenta
Leonor González Leonor González
Caroline Lang Caroline Lang ... Margot
Carolina Rosi ... Flora Miguel
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In a small village in Latin America, Santiago Nasar is killed in the morning, which surprises nobody. The Vicario brothers were openly declaring they would kill him to regain the lost honor of their young sister, Angela. It's the way and custom of the country. Nothing and nobody would have prevent it. It was a foretold death . Let see how and why. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Country:

Italy | France | Colombia

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 May 1987 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Crónica de una muerte anunciada See more »

Filming Locations:

Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the novel the narrator is the author himself (that is hinted by the names of his brothers and wife), while in the movie is the character of Cristo Bedoya, the closest friend of Santiago Nasar. See more »

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Featured in The Filmmaker and the Labyrinth (2004) See more »

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Wish I had a copy
17 March 2006 | by eekemperSee all my reviews

My favorite book, brief, suspenseful, and frighteningly real in scope and character. Having recently lived through Katrina as a physician at various aid stations, rescue squads into the city, etc. it brought me back to this book and a film I saw when I was in my early teens. It speaks of the tragedy of modern life, where apathy can settle like dust and no one is responsible for their neighbor. The riverside town in the heart of Colombia, trapped in an absurd past where an unspoken code of conduct is barbarously enforced (against even the enforcers' wishes, I might add), is fleshed out masterfully. This is one remake I am desperately hoping I live to see, and one movie I wish I could see again.


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