The Frenchman’s Garden (1977)
aka El huerto del francés
Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Country: Spain | Director: Paul Naschy
Language: Spanish | Subtitles: English & Portuguese
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Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 97mn
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Based on a legendary Spanish serial killer from the 19th century. Juan Aldije, The Frenchman and a friend, run an underground whorehouse and gambling den, when they see some costumer carrying small fortunes with them, they kill them (smashing their skulls with a steel bar or by axe) and bury their bodies in the orchard.
This extremely rare Paul Naschy vehicle is actually one of his very best films – one that not only features perhaps his most commanding performance but showcases an infrequent seriousness of intent as writer-director. It is a serial-killer thriller which treats a real-life case from the early 1900s, about which it seems that even ballads were written (heard over the opening and closing credits).