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Tuno negro (2001)

Students of the university of Salamanca are brutally murdered by a black masked minstrel. Alex, an architecture student who has recently moved to Salamanca discovers a pattern behind the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Silke ... Álex Alonso
Jorge Sanz ... Eduardo 'Edu'
Fele Martínez ... Víctor
Patxi Freytez Patxi Freytez ... Trucha
Enrique Villén ... Teo
Rebeca Cobos ... Michelle
Sergio Pazos Sergio Pazos ... Alacrán
Javier Veiga Javier Veiga ... Marcial
Benjamín Seva Benjamín Seva ... Insulino (as Benjamín Seba)
Eusebio Poncela ... Don Justo
Maribel Verdú ... Arancha
Carla Hidalgo Carla Hidalgo ... María
Paca Gabaldón ... Profesora de Criminología
Mario Martín Mario Martín ... Rector
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Students of the university of Salamanca are brutally murdered by a black masked minstrel. Alex, an architecture student who has recently moved to Salamanca discovers a pattern behind the killings; it seems as if the killer strikes regularly after the exams to free the campus from lousy students. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


La ignorancia mata.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, violence, language and some drug content | See all certifications »






Release Date:

20 July 2001 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Serenade See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€360,090 (Spain), 28 July 2001, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lolafilms See more »
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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?


The tagline (Nescientia necat) is Latin and means "Ignorance kills". See more »


References Cherry Falls (2000) See more »


Performed by Las Tunas de la Universidad Pontificia
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Lightweight slasher flick fun
27 August 2003 | by David_NiemannSee all my reviews

Alex has just arrived at university and before you can say ‘slacking off on studies' someone is hacking up students. But who would ever want to harm a university student? Well it seems as if someone in a Black Minstrel costume has a serious problem with the students, as who ever is underneath that costume is killing students at the university. Alex starts to think she might be on to the killer, but could her detective work make her the next victim?

I found myself really enjoying this slasher flick. I never found myself terribly scared but I was entertained nevertheless. If taken seriously, this film will disappoint. But if taken as the lightweight entertainment that it is, you'll probably have a good night in. This is one of those horror movies that fairs better when watched with a group of friends. You can all try to predict who the killer is; it's great fun! There are a few frights here and there but nothing to really scare you.

Technically the film is kind of average to good. The soundtrack is efficient but hardly noteworthy. The cinematography does what it has to. The horror effects are good, but the computer graphics look cheap and nasty. At least the setting of the university is beautiful.

The acting is competent from the main characters. The lead character of Alejandra (Alex), played by Silke Klein, does a good job but is sometimes lacking in emotion that some scenes require.

Recommended to horror fans looking to see a Spanish version of the teen hack ‘em up, or people who want to enjoy a good party movie.


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