La Mano De La Muerte (Hand of Death)

La Mano De La Muerte


La Mano De La Muerte (Hand of Death, in English) is about a man who seems to be running from a death-like character. As he moves about, he encounters a number of scenes that he may just be familiar with. With the play of light, symbols, and a woman’s presence, the man realizes that he has not escaped something he had hoped to leave behind.

This is an illusionary-like film featuring a man reliving scenes of death and justice. It has quite an interesting play of light and dark, of sounds and silence. It features plenty of symbols, thought with very few words. Very curious.

(This is available on Vimeo and YouTube, with and without English subtitles. Here’s another allegorical film featuring a man in a room lighted by candles. And, for a lighthearted note, here’s an animated film about a woman meeting Death.)

La Mano De La Muerte, on Vimeo (no subtitles)


La Mano De La Muerte, on Youtube (English subtitles)


Directed by Marc Nadal

Director’s website


I'm the webmaster and author at I started this website as a complement to my studies in the Spanish language, but honestly, it just gave me an excuse to watch lots of great short films (like the ones in my author's picks section). I also blog and write short stories.

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