The Lady and the Reaper (2009)


The Lady and the Reaper (2009)
The Lady and the Reaper (La dama y la muerte) (original title)

A sweet old lady is living alone in her farm, waiting for the arrival of death to meet her beloved husband again. One night, while sleeping, her life fades out and she is invited to cross death's door. Bue when she is about to do so, the old lady wakes up inside a hospital's ward: and arrogant doctor has taken her back to life and he will fight hard against death to recover the old lady's life at any cost.
IMDb   7.2 /10
TheMovieDb    7.1 /10
FilmAffinity   7.1 /10
Director Javier Recio Gracia
Writer Javier Recio Gracia
Release Date2010-02-19
GenreAnimation, Short, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Content RatingTV-G (TV-G)
AwardsNominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins.
CompanyCaja de Granada, Junta de Andalucía, Kandor Graphics
Miguel Angel Perez
Miguel Angel Perez
Death / Doctor / Dog (voice)
Eva Molina
Eva Molina
Lady / Nurses / Dog (voice)

The Lady and the Reaper

The Lady and the Reaper (Spanish: La dama y la Muerte) is a 2009 Spanish 3D imaging animated short film created by Javier Recio Gracía and produced by Kandor Graphics and Green Moon. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film and won the Goya Award for Best Animated Short of 2009. It was also included in the Animation Show of Shows.


An old lady, who lives alone in the countryside, is looking forward to death so that she can meet her dead husband. When the Reaper arrives and she is about to reach the afterlife, she is pulled away from the Reaper by a smug doctor. The Reaper and the doctor fight fiercely, and eventually medicine wins. The impatient Reaper leaves, but the lady is not willing to postpone the encounter with her husband, electrocuting herself with the defibrillator in water, much to the dismay and anger of the Reaper.