"Death of a Bureaucrat"
Directed by Tomas Gutierrez-Alea
The story of a young
man's attempt to fight the system is an entertaining and hilarious account of galloping
bureaucracy and the tyranny of red tape. With Death of a Bureaucrat, Alea
pays homage to the history of film comedy--from the anarchic tradition of Bunuel and Vigo,
to the satire of Billy Wilder and the physical comedy of silent greats Harold Lloyd and
Buster Keaton. An adventurous mix of slapstick farce and paranoid nightmare make
this comedy a rich and enjoyable frenzy of laughter. Spanish with English subtitles.