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Release Date: May 09, 1960

Year    :   1960
Slogan    :   «Macabre, haunting and wonderful»
Genres    :   Drama, Fantasy
Production Companies    :   Clasa Films Mundiales
Director    :   Roberto Gavaldón
Producers    :   José Luis de Celis, Alberto A. Ferrer, Armando Orive Alba
Writers    :   B. Traven, Emilio Carballido, Roberto Gavaldón
RunTime    :   91 mins.

Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him to share his turkey, but he refuses all except Death. In return, Death gives him a bottle of water which will heal any illness. Soon, Macario is more wealthy than the village doctor, which draws the attention of the feared Inquisition.

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