The Teacher’s Dream

A teacher explains to her pupils what the different types of execution are like, step by step, with full details and live examples: the gallows, the electric chair, stoning, the garrotte… Later, the class will emerge in a romantic dream.

Production: Uhura Films for Enrique Cerezo P.C., S.A. (Madrid), with the collaboration of Televisión Española and Kodak Películas Cinematográficas.

Director: Luis García Berlanga.

Story and Screenplay: Luis García Berlanga.

Director of Photography: Domingo Solano (Eastmancolor).

Set Decoration and Props: Fernando Miret.

Costume Design: Belén Guzmán and Ana Dorador.

Executive Producer: Roberto J. Oltra.

Production Managers: Cruz Echevarría and Cosme Puertas.

Assistant Director: Guillermo García Ramos. Production Manager: Gumer Guerra. Sound and Postproduction: Jorge Sánchez Estradé and Nacho León. Steadycam Operator: Chiqui Palma. Berlanguian Adviser: Agustín Tena. Make-up Artist: Carla Orete. Hair Stylist: Mariam Arcelus. Special Effects: Reyes Abades and Artefacto. Steadycam Assistant: Jesús García. Combo: Manuel Goikolea. Focus Puller: Paco Sánchez. Second Assistant Camera: Arón López. Second Production Assistants: Laura Campos, Beatriz González, Alberto Lobo and Laura Sánchez. Lighting Double: Esperanza Pedreño. Props: David Miret and Diego González. Gaffers: José V. Salvador, José Luis Soria and Eduardo Sanz. Special Effects Technicians: Ángel Alonso, Juan Carlos Corroto and Tomás Gómez. Costume Design: Cornejo. Credits: Óscar García and Carlos López. Blank Material: Kodak. Cameras: Pancámara Rent. Lighting: Magna Line. Soundtrack and Mixing: Estudios Exa and Multidesign. Power Generator: Cinesol. Catering: Miralmonte. Casting: Kids & Rapau. Legal Services: Enrique Oltra. Transport: Antonio Castro and Transcinema. Laboratory: Fotofilm Madrid, S.A. Musical Theme “La pena de muerte”: lyrics by Isabel Arranza and Roberto J. Oltra and music by José Antonio Sánchez. Acknowledgements: Manuel Alexandre, Isabel Arranza, Gerardo Barone, Jorge Berlanga, José Luis Berlanga, Jesús de la Barrera, Albert Bori, Marisol Calzón, Javier Capitán, Marisol Carnicero, Luis Cristóbal, Antonio Gamero, Gran Wyoming, Irene Iglesias, Ulía Loureiro, Luis Méndez Zorí, Ignacio Muñoz, José Luis Palacio, David Pérez, Antonio Resines, Rodrigo Ruiz, Bernardo Sánchez, José Sazatornil, Concha Velasco, Teddy Villalba, Grupo Escolar Vázquez de Mella and E.C.A.M.

Cast

Luisa Martín (teacher), Santiago Segura (Morales), Carlos Corchado, Daniel Fernández, Raúl García, Antonio Indra, Abraham Lausada, Daniel Martín, Juan María Morales, David Parra, Carlota Ponce de León, Mª Teresa Ponce de León, Carlos Ríos, Daniel Rubio, Jonathan Víctor and Luis Figuerola-Ferretti (Franco’s voice).

Awards

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More information

Inspired by the Centro de Altos Estudios Berlanguianos, founded by José Luis García Sánchez.

Year of production

2002