Viva la Muerte

TitleViva la Muerte
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1971
AuthorsArrabal, Fernando
Running Time90 min
Date Released05/1971
CountryFrance, Tunisia
Publication Languageeng

A Franco-Tunisian production concerning the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War that has risen to cult popularity. Fando is a young boy whose father has been arrested for treason during the Spanish Civil War. He struggles with his father's arrest, and in a shocking moment discovers a letter in which his mother admits to betraying his father. His mother convinces him that his father committed suicide in prison, but Fando doubts this and attempts to discover his father's true fate. The film is noted for its graphic depictions of violence.


Mahdi Chaouch, Anouk Ferjac, Núria Espert.


A co-production of Isabelle-Films, Paris, and S.A.T.P.E.C., Tunis; Director of production: Jean Velter and Hassen Daldoul; Directed by Fernando Arrabal. Cinematography: Jean-Marc Ripert; Editor: Laurence Leininger; Music: Jean-Yves Bosseur; Screenplay: Fernando Arrabal and Claudine Lagrive.


War, Feature Film

Translated TitleLong Live Death
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