Spain-France. Direction: Eloy de la Iglesia. Production: José Frade / José Frade P. C., Intercontinental Productions. Screenplay: Eloy de la Iglesia, José Luis Garci, Antonio Fos, Antonio Artero, George Lebourg. Photography: Francisco Fraile. Music: George Garvarentz. Edition: José Luis Matesanz. Cast: Sue Lyon, Chris Mitchum, Jean Sorel, Ramón Pons, Charly Bravo. Running time: 100 min
In 1973, Eloy de la Iglesia directed this film emerging from the shadows of the success enjoyed by A Clockwork Orange (1971). In fact, in its day it was known as "A Clockwork Tangerine" (a name that the self-same moviemaker from Gipuzkoa took the credit for creating). Sue Lyon –Lolita (1962), The Night of the Iguana (1964)– heads the international cast of this dystopia set in a totalitarian society of the future in which a series of brutal crimes is being committed. A nurse and the leader of a band of juvenile delinquents are the protagonists of this story shot by Eloy de la Iglesia following La semana del asesino (1972) and Nadie oyó gritar (1973).
Photography: César Cruz