THE BEAST MUST DIE
LA BESTIA DEBE MORIR
1952, 95 min, Argentina, Dir: Román Viñoly Barreto

“I am going to kill a man. I don’t know his name, I don’t know where he lives, I have no idea what he looks like. But I am going to find him and kill him …” A mystery writer adopts a new identity to track down the hit-and-run driver who killed his son. Based on Nicholas Blake’s landmark 1938 novel of psychological suspense, this superb film has been gorgeously restored.


THE BLACK VAMPIRE
EL VAMPIRO NEGRO
1953, Argentina Sono Film, 104 min, Argentina, Dir: Román Viñoly Barreto

In this stunning reimagining of Fritz Lang’s classic M rediscovered by the Film Noir Foundation, Olga Zubarry, Argentina’s answer to Marilyn Monroe, plays a chanteuse and single mother who is the sole eyewitness to the child killer stalking the streets of Buenos Aires. Will her daughter be the next victim? Featuring stunning cinematography by Aníbal González Paz. A major cinema discovery!


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