El año de la peste

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El Año de la Peste
Screencap from the film
Directed by Felipe Cazals
Produced by Felipe Cazals
Written by Gabriel García Márquez
José Agustín
Juan Arturo Brennan
Starring Alejandro Parodi
Daniela Romo
Rebeca Silva
José Carlos Ruiz
Edited by Raúl J. Gasso
Distributed by IMCINE
Release date
  • 1978 (1978)
Running time
109 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

El Año de la Peste (English: The year of the plague) is a Mexican motion picture categorized as drama, thriller and Sci-Fi. It was filmed in 1978 and released in 1979. The production counted with the famous Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez for the adapted screenplay from the novel of Daniel Defoe A Journal of the Plague Year published in March 1722.[1]


A dreadful sickness is found in a Mexican town. A doctor tries to alert the authorities when he discovers its epidemic nature. No one listens to him and soon the illness spreads. The government tries to manage the information in order to prevent terror.[2]


  • Alejandro Parodi
  • José Carlos Ruiz
  • Rebeca Silva
  • Narciso Busquets
  • Tito Junco
  • Ignacio Retes
  • Eduardo Alcaraz
  • Héctor Godoy
  • Humberto Elizondo
  • Zully Keith
  • Leonor Llausás
  • Arlette Pacheco
  • Daniela Romo
  • María Barber


Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
Oct. 27, 1980 Ariel Awards[3] Golden Ariel Felipe Cazals Won
Best Direction Felipe Cazals Won
Best Screenplay Gabriel García Márquez
Juan Arturo Brennan
May 18, 1980 Mexican Cinema Journalists[4] Best Screenplay, Adapted Gabriel García Márquez
Juan Arturo Brennan


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 5, 2009. Retrieved March 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ "El año de la peste (1979) : Plot Summary". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  3. ^ "Ariel Awards, Mexico : Date: October 27 1980 : Location: Mexico". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  4. ^ "Mexican Cinema Journalists : Date: May 18 1980 : Location: Mexico City, Mexico". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 

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