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VIVA LA MUERTE !
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VIVA LA MUERTE !

Directed by : Fernando ARRABAL

Year of production : 1970 Country : FRANCE, TUNISIA Length : 89 minutes

Synopsis

Spain is in dire shape due to the Franco regime. A young man named Fando discovers that his beloved mother was the one who denounced his father to the authorities, accusing him of being an atheist and an anti-fascist. Torn between the love he feels for his mother and the grief he feels about his father’s disappearance, Fando goes from office to office looking for his lost parent without finding a single answer. The memories and bloody torture fantasies that assault his imagination start to become an unending flood of inextricable symbols and memories. Hospitalized for heart surgery, his violent, cruel and sensual visions amplify themselves and the horror becomes less and less tolerable for him. Fando finally escapes the hospital after his only friend reveals to him that his father is still

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Credits

Fernando ARRABAL - Director

Casting

Mohamed BELLASOUED - The Colonel

Jean-Louis CHASSIGNEUX - The Grandfather

Suzanne COMTE - The Grandmother

Anouk FERJAC - Aunt Clara

Nuria ESPERT - The Mother

Mahdi CHAOUCH - Fando

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