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Cuerda de presos

  • Cuerda de presos. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    Cuerda de presos. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive



Feature film

Original title

Cuerda de presos




Pedro Lazaga

Adaptation of the novel by Tomás Salvador, winner of the National Literature Award in 1954.

The film depicts the darkly reactionary side of Spain in a period of history. At the end of the 19th century, two civil guards are entrusted with transferring a dangerous criminal from the city of León, where he has been captured, to Vitoria, where he is to stand trial. They have to make the journey on foot, without any relief, through an area of difficult terrain. One of them is an agent of the old school and the other is a novice, recently out of the academy.


Technical specifications

Pedro Lazaga

Lis Rogi, Anibal Vela, Carmen Lozano, Antonio Almorós

Manuel Berenguer

Enrique Franco Manera

Black and white

87 minutes


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