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Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold (, ) is a drama film directed by Francesco Rosi adapted by Tonino Guerra from the eponymous novella by Gabriel García Márquez. It stars Rupert Everett, Ornella Muti, Anthony Delon and Gian Maria Volonté. The film premiered at Cannes film festival in May 1987.

Plot

Cristóbal Bedoya, a medical doctor, returns to his hometown, a small Colombian city in the banks of the Magdalena river, after being away for 27 years. At the local cemetery, he visits the grave of Santiago Nasar, his best friend, who was murdered almost three decades ago. Still haunted by the past, Cristóbal attempts to revisit the event that leads to his friend's murder by talking with those close to Santiago. Their memories take them to the time of the crime.