What Got This Director Here?: El Verdugo + Placido.
My Favorite Past Experience Was…: N/A
What Did I Watch: El Verdugo.
Where Does He Fit: The Executioner is shot like a sitcom, in certain ways, yet it is deeply weird in how the characters communicate. The comedy is treated with such blankness that you only sort of recognize the humor in someone who works at a morgue becoming an executioner, all for the sake of keeping his apartment and falling in love with some woman whose father is the ultimate pain in the ass. Francoism is getting poked and prodded here with sharp sticks, the only objection is that it doesn’t really go anywhere beyond spinning its wheels in mockery. It never stops being vicious, though, so seek it out.
Most Valuable Asset: Satire.
Most Excited For: Placido.
Did They Deserve a Spot?: Sort of.
Coming Up Next: Michael Mann and his men(n).