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La mano de un hombre muerto (1962)

Approved | | Horror | 1962 (Spain)
When violent crime strikes a tiny hamlet, the townsfolk suspect the distant relative of a sadistic 17th century baron who cursed the village.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Frank)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (screenplay) (as Jess Frank), Jesús Franco (story: "La Main d'un Homme Mort") (as David Khune) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Ana Castor Ana Castor ... Lida (as Anna Astor)
Howard Vernon ... Baron Max von Klaus
Paula Martel ... Karine
Georges Rollin ... Inspector Borowski
Hugo Blanco ... Ludwig von Klaus
Gogó Rojo ... Margaret (as Gogo Robins)
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When violent crime strikes a tiny hamlet, the townsfolk suspect the distant relative of a sadistic 17th century baron who cursed the village.

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1962 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus See more »

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Albatros C.P.C. See more »
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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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Franco!
5 April 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

When women are found knifed and gouged in the tiny hamlet of Holfen, everyone suspects the distantly related heir of Baron Von Klaus, a sadistic 17th century baron who cursed the village.

There are some good themes here: the small village, the wealthy but evil baron, and the idea of a family curse. At one point the heir wonders if at some point he will become a killer like von Klaus was. The film does not play into the emotional or psychological very deeply, but it raises that age old question: can you escape your destiny?

I would need to see this film again to give it my full attention and a more thoughtful review. I was not ready for subtitles and could not follow along the whole time. Shame on me.


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