The Bad Life (film)

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The Bad Life
Directed by Hugo Fregonese
Produced by Peter Baldwin
Starring Baldwin Peterson
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Country Argentina
Language Spanish

The Bad Life (Spanish: La Mala vida) is a 1973 Argentine crime film directed by Hugo Fregonese. [1]

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  1. Rist p.260