Life Sentence (1979)

08/09/1979 (MX) CrimeDramaThriller 1h 35m
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"El Tarzan" Lira is an ex-convict who decides to give up his criminal past and reform his life. However, a corrupt policeman blackmails him leaving "El Tarzan" no other option but to continue committing robberies. Adapting the genre conventions of the film noir to the Mexican context, Ripstein's film focuses on Mexican police corruption and questions the judicial system.

  1. Arturo Ripstein

    Director, Writer

  2. Luis Spota


  3. Vicente Leñero


Top Billed Cast

  1. Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

    Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

    Javier Lira "El Tarzán"

  2. Narciso Busquets

    Narciso Busquets

    Comandante Prieto

  3. Ernesto Gómez Cruz

    Cabo Pantoja

  4. Ana Ofelia Murguía

    Señora Romero

  5. Roberto Cobo

    Roberto Cobo


  6. Angélica Chain

    Angélica Chain

    Rosa Martínez

Full Cast & Crew

Life Sentence

Original Title Cadena perpetua

Status Released

Original Language Spanish; Castilian

Budget -

Revenue -


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