The Seven Madmen

The Seven Madmen (Spanish: Los siete locos, also known as The Revolution of the Seven Madmen) is a 1973 Argentine drama film directed by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson and starring Alfredo Alcón, Norma Aleandro and Héctor Alterio. It was based on the novels Los siete locos (The Seven Madmen) and Los lanzallamas (The Flamethowers), by Roberto Arlt. The film was entered into the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear Award.[1]

The Seven Madmen
Directed byLeopoldo Torre Nilsson
Produced byLeopoldo Torre Nilsson
Screenplay byMirta Arlt
Beatriz Guido
Luis Pico Estrada
Leopoldo Torre Nilsson
Based onLos siete locos and Los lanzallamas
by Roberto Arlt
StarringAlfredo Alcón
Norma Aleandro
Héctor Alterio
Thelma Biral
Sergio Renán
Osvaldo Terranova
Music byMariano Etkin
Osvaldo Requena
CinematographyAníbal Di Salvo
Edited byArmando Blanco
Antonio Ripoll
Producciones Cinematográficas Litoral S.A.C.I.F.I.
Distributed byContracuadro
Release date
  • 1973 (1973)
Running time
118 minutes



  1. ^ "Berlinale 1973: Prize Winners". Retrieved 29 June 2010.

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