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Sangrador

Alternative title
Bleeder
Synopsis
Latin American exploitation film loosely based on Macbeth and set in Venezuela at the turn of the 20th century. Maximiliano (Alvarado) is a good man who has fallen in with a bandit clan. But after three mysterious women tell him that he will never die at the hand of another man, Maximiliano falls prey to his own arrogance and insecurities, and begins to doubt the wisdom of the clan leader, Duran. Maximiliano’s wife (Gomez) plants the notion in her husband’s mind that he would be better off without Duran, and Maximiliano plans to take the life of his one-time friend. Courtney Lehman (op cit) notes ‘the film is laced with over-the-top violence, gratuitous nudity and South American stereotypes’.
Language
Spanish (Venezuela)
Country
Venezuela
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
2000
Duration
90 mins

Credits

Director
Leonardo Henriquez
Producer
Alberto Arvelo
Cinematographer
Cezary Jaworski
Screenplay
Leonardo Henriquez
Music
Nascuy Linares
Cast
Daniel AlvardoMax (Macbeth)
Karina GomezMax’s wife (Lady Macbeth)
Francisco AlfaroDuran (King Duncan)

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
Edwardian
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Made for less than $300,000
Reviews
Lehmann, Courtney ‘Film Adaptations’ in Burt, Richard (ed). Shakespeares After Shakespeares: an Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. p. 104, entry 400.

Stratton, David. Variety (20 November 2000), p. 21

Production Company

Name

Centro Nacional Autonomo de Cinematografia

Name

Cinema Sur

Name

Post Meridian Cinema

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Leonardo Henriquez

Email
sangrador@cantv.net
Address
Jefe del Departamento de Realizacion
Escuelo des Medios Audiovisuales
Universidad de los Andes
Bogota
Colombia

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