About the film
mexico hunger hunger strike torture devil death starvation depiction of god starving child
Release Date: May 09, 1960
|Slogan||:||«Macabre, haunting and wonderful»|
|Production Companies||:||Clasa Films Mundiales|
|Producers||:||José Luis de Celis, Alberto A. Ferrer, Armando Orive Alba|
|Writers||:||B. Traven, Emilio Carballido, Roberto Gavaldón|
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.