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Death and the Compass (film)

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Genre  Drama
Music director  Pray for Rain
Country  United States
6.1/10 IMDb

Director  Alex Cox
Budget  3.5 million USD
Language  English
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Release date  August 5, 1992 (1992-08-05)
Based on  Death and the Compass  by Jorge Luis Borges
Writer  Jorge Luis Borges (story), Alex Cox
Cast  Peter Boyle (Erik Lonnrot), Christopher Eccleston (Alonso Zunz), Miguel Sandoval (Treviranus), Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez (Ms.Espinoza / Harlequin), Pedro Armendáriz Jr. (Blot)
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Death and the compass

Death and the Compass is a 1992 American thriller film written and directed by Alex Cox, based on Jorge Luis Borges' short story of the same name. It stars Peter Boyle, Miguel Sandoval and Christopher Eccleston. Mexican actress Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez also appears.


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The film was originally a 55-minute drama made for Spanish TV/BBC in 1992. Producer Karl Braun found further money to expand the film into a feature, but the film was not completed for four years. It was filmed on location in Mexico City.

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The soundtrack was composed by Dan Wool and Pray for Rain.

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DVD release

The making of the soundtrack is discussed in a conversation between Cox and Wool on the DVD release.

This also includes a 1976 original film short titled Spiderweb, which is another interpretation of the same Borges short story. National Film School graduate Paul Miller made the 33 minute drama using actor Nigel Hawthorne in one of his first screen roles.


Death and the Compass currently hold a 17% (of 100) rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.


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