Synopsis by Mark Deming
Leonardo Henriquez wrote and directed this drama, which borrows freely from William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth while moving the story to Venezuela at the dawn of the 20th century. In this adaptation, Maximiliano (Daniel Alvarado) is a decent man who has fallen in with a gang of thieves. But after three mysterious women tell him that he will never die at the hand of another man, Maximiliano falls prey to his own arrogance and insecurities, and begins to doubt the wisdom of his leader, Duran. Maximiliano's wife (Karina Gomez) plants the notion in her husband's mind that he would be better off without Duran, and Maximiliano plans to take the life of his one-time friend. Sangrador was Leonardo Henriquez's third film as a director and the first for which he also wrote the screenplay.