Double Edged Crime (1965)

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Andrés, son of a famous pianist, discovers the corpse of a tuner killed in his shop, located in the basement of his house. Then a suspect leaves, but in the fear of possible reprisals he ... See full summary »



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José Luis Borau


Juan Miguel Lamet (screenplay), Rodrigo Rivero Balestia (screenplay), Juan Miguel Lamet (story)

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10 October 2017 | ma-cortes
| Notable crime thriller filled with plot twists , including an unexpected denouement in its final part
Andrés (Carlos Estrada) is a mediocre musician with a strong complex , that's why his father was a famous pianist . Married to the beautiful Laura (Susana Campos as Femme Fatale) , they have an unhappy marriage . One day , at his living building happens a crime and Andrés meets a corpse (Alfonso Rojas) located in the basement of his house and he tells Police the murder , but he becomes the main suspect . Meanwhile, Andrés feels himself persecuted and two Police Inspectors , Ruiz (Antonio Casas) and Vazquez (José Marco) start investigating , but things go awry and it turns until the unexpected final result . There are a lot of suspicious people , who's the killer ¿

"Double Edged Crime" contains locked-room mysteries , emotional thrills , suspense , twists and turns . It is a psychological drama starred by two fine Argentinean actors , with a criminal sub-plot but failed at box office , though , nowadays , is well considered . In fact , José Luis Borau didn't show interest in it . This is a highly mysterious and cerebral thriller in which a suspect , Carlos Estrada , doubts and leaves , but in the fear of possible reprisals he doesn't tell anything to the police . Being made in the wake of ¨Ojos Dejan Huella¨(1952) by José Luis Saenz De Heredia , ¨Los Peces Rojos¨ (55) by José Antonio Nieves Conde, ¨Muerte De Un Clicista¨(55) by Juán Antonio Bardem and ¨Los Culpables¨ (62) by José Maria Forn . The highlight of the movie results to be the adequate portrayal of a big capital , Madrid , describing as a sad and almost claustrophobic city , usually raining and while protagonists walking depressively through the streets . The picture is heavily influenced by the genius Alfred Hitchcock and especially ¨The wrong man (1956) whose starring is also a musician (Henry Fonda) who carries his sadness across the big town . Nice acting by Carlos Estrada as a pale musician , son of a famous pianist , discovers the corpse of a tuner killed in his shop and from that moment on he feels threatened , as well as Susana Campos as his gorgeous but unfaithful wife . Support cast is pretty well , full of known secondaries from the sixties and seventies as Emilio Rodríguez , Luis Marín , Erasmo Pascual , Alfonso Rojas , Antonio Casas , Bobby Deglane , Manuel De Blas and Juan Luis Galiardo film debut .

Striking cinematography in black and white by Cinematography by Enrique Torán helped by prestigious Luis Cuadrado . This motion picture was professionally directed by Jose Luis Borau ; however with no originality because he takes parts from ¨The wrong man¨ . He managed to make a fluid , agreeable and decent picture . Borau began as a Critic of cinema and to publish articles about cinema in newspapers . He enters the Spanish Official Cinema School where he later become a teacher and after that , he directed documentaries and films . He was President of the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ; in addition , member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1991 . His first film was a passable Spaghetti/Paella Western : Brandy¨ with Alex Nicol . Borau was one of the best Spanish filmmakers who alternated flops as ¨Rio Abajo¨, ¨Leo¨ , ¨El Monosabio¨, ¨Tata Mia¨, along with successes such as ¨La Sabina¨ , ¨Mi Querida Señorita¨ , ¨Hay Que Matar a B¨, and his greatest picture , the hit ¨Furtivos¨ .

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Release Date:

12 August 1965



Country of Origin

Spain, Argentina

Filming Locations

Teatro Eslava, Madrid, Spain

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