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Directed By: Guillermo del Toro
Released: May 1993 (Cannes Film Festival)
September 2, 1993 (Toronto Film Festival)
Runtime: 94 minutes
Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish

Cronos is a 1993 Mexican horror film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro.


In 1535, an alchemist builds an extraordinary mechanism encapsulated into a small golden device. The invention, designed to convey eternal life to its owner, survives its maker until 1997, when it shows up with an antiques dealer. Fascinated with the strange device, Gris doesn't note that there's more than one person looking for it. The promise of eternal life has become an obsession for old and sick Mr. De la Guardia. He and his nephew will do anything to get the Cronos Invention.

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