A fisherman meets a stranger and follows her to the city. He’s enchanted, she’s flirtatious. He’s a pure soul of sorts, she’s looking for nothing more than distraction. Actaeon (in Spanish: Acteón) is a character from Greek mythology. One day, it is told, he saw the goddess Diana in the nude, by chance. Enraged, she turned him into a stag, to be torn apart by a pack of dogs. In whichever version of the tale, Actaeon is the archetypal sacrificial victim - but what God needs to be appeased in the late 60s?
Those who’ve seen Jorge Grau’s most famous works, The Legend of Blood Castle (1972) and Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974), both masterpieces of 70s horror, will appreciate the same sense of atmosphere and mystery here, albeit in a minor, moodier key; and those who haven't will want to discover more of this uneven if always intriguing auteur after seeing this film, in many ways his most ambitious undertaking.

Filmmaker
Jorge Grau
Country
Spain
Year
1965
Medium
35mm
Length
75’
Language
Spanish
Production Company
X Film
Writer
Jorge Grau
Cinematography
Aurelio G. Larraya
Editor
Rosa G. Salgado
Production Design
Miguel Narros
Music
Antonio Pérez Olea
Cast
Martin LaSalle