Mexico | 1993 | 92 min. | Guillermo del Toro

August 19, 2022

Auteur August: Guillermo del Toro

A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

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Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious and audacious feature debut with Cronos, a highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality. Kindly antiques dealer Jesús Gris (Federico Luppi) happens upon an ancient golden device in the shape of a scarab, and soon finds himself the possessor and victim of its sinister, addictive powers, as well as the target of a mysterious American named Angel (a delightfully crude and deranged Ron Perlman). Featuring marvelous special makeup effects and the haunting imagery for which del Toro has become world-renowned, Cronos is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally captivating fantasy.

  • Director: Guillermo del Toro
  • Principal Cast: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman
  • Country: Mexico
  • Year: 1993
  • Running Time: 92 min.
  • Producer: Arthur Gorson, Bertha Navarro
  • Screenplay: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cinematographers: Guillermo Navarro
  • Editors: Raúl Dávalos
  • Music: Javier Álvarez
  • Language: Spanish, English
  • US Distributor: October Films / Focus Features