"Details of a Duel"
1989
Directed by Sergio Cabrera

One morning a teacher and a butcher leave home to go about their business, which, on this day, includes preparing for death. Contrary to their true natures, one must kill the other by mid-afternoon. Egged on by the clergy, the militia and the town's bureaucrats, a private affair becomes a gladiatorial spectacle. A comedy about escalation, anticipation, and manners, this absurdly inexorable process is the subject of Sergio Cabrera's wry first feature. Spanish with English subtitles. 97 minutes.