In a way, Scarlet Street is a remake. It's taken from a French novel, La Chienne (literally, "The Bitch") that was first filmed by Jean Renoir in 1931. Renoir brought to the sordid tale all the colour and vitality of Montmartre; Fritz Lang's version shows us a far harsher and bleaker world. The film replays the triangle set-up from Lang's previous picture, The Woman in the Window, with the same three actors.
Guillermo Amoedo writes and directs this horror-thriller starring Cristobal Tapia Montt and Nicolás Durán. When a mysterious man by the name of Martin (Montt) shows up in a small town looking for an old friend, a gang of youths decide the stranger is not welcome and promptly beat him up. When, one by one, the members of the gang start to get ill, Martin reveals that he is infected with a fatal disease and that his blood is contageous.
The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world. Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream: a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life.
Title: The Stranger Binding: Paperback Author: AlbertCamus Publisher: VintageBooksUSA