A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die

Synopsis: A dishonoured army officer saves the lives of some hardened criminals on condition that they help him regain his honour. Will they live up to his expectations?
Genre: Western
92 min

The whistle.

Hey, you was not at sleep.

It's better you don't shoot. Otherwise

all the soldiers in town are down on us.

If I was you, I'd get rid of

that gun in a big hurry.

If they find it on you, you are dead.

Did you read that post on main street?

Ballard don't play games.

You sure had me scared, man.

You took the front lines too, huh.

There are more lucrative here.

Better pick in these rounds here.

And it's safer, too.

Hey look, we could join up. All I need is

a friend behind to see nobody's watching...

What about that cross?

Just maybe you're making a

collection for your private chapel.

You got it off the altar, huh?

Sure tell me you got there first.

I know, it's yours.

I didn't say it wasn't.

I have got a bag full.

And good stuff too...

What about that?

Nice, huh?

Oh God, my God, how could I?

How could I even think

of stealing the church?

When I think what a saint my mother was.

She has been dead a long time.

She'd turn into her grave.

She wanted me to put on a cloth in

her church, but look what I turned in.

Well, I've had enough of this kind

of life! I will be an honest man.

and be in peace with the Lord.

I'll give up all my belongings!

The results of my sins!

And thank you, Lord, for

making me see the light.

Repent, my brother, repent with me.

You can't imagine

how relieved I feel now.

Give up all the fruits of your evil ways,

turn them over to the Lord...

and he will rescue you!

You'll see the Lord will forgive you

if you ask him. Give up your bad ways!

- Repent, brother.

- Move.

Please, let me pass.

Lord has guided me to you!


Wait for me!

Hey, stop a thief!

Help, I have been robbed!

- Hurry up, Sergeant!

- Then who the hell are you?

- What did they steal of you?

- I am the sacrist.

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Rafael Azcona

Rafael Azcona Fernández (24 October 1926 – 24 March 2008) was an awarded Spanish screenwriter and novelist who has worked with some of the best Spanish and international filmmakers. Azcona won five Goya Awards during his career, including a lifetime achievement award in 1998.He was born in the northern Spanish city Logroño on 24 October 1926. Azcona initially began his career writing for humor magazines. He became known as a screenwriter when he penned the screenplay for the film, El Pisito (The Little Apartment), which was based on his own novel. The 1959 film was directed by Italian film director, Marco Ferreri.Azcona teamed up with director Fernando Trueba in “Belle Époque,” which won an Academy Award for best foreign film in 1994. He collaborated with other Spanish directors including Luis Garcia Berlanga, Jose Luis Cuerda, Jose Luis Garcia Sanchez, Pedro Olea, and Carlos Saura. Azcona was also awarded the Spanish Fine Arts Gold Medal in 1994.Rafael Azcona died at his home in Madrid, Spain, on 24 March 2008, at the age of 81. more…

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