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Viridiana (1961) Movie Information

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Viridiana (1961)
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Overall Rank:

808

Avg. Rating:

3.07/4

# of Ratings:

43

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

NR

Language:

Spanish

Theater Date:

08/28/1961

Director:

Luis Buñuel

Actors:

Silvia Pinal
Francisco Rabal
Fernando Rey
José Calvo
Margarita Lozano
Victoria Zinny

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A novice visits her uncle shortly before taking her vows. Events lead her to refuse her vows, and instead to stay on at her (now deceased) uncle's manor with his son. The virtuous woman takes in beggars at the manor until things get out of hand in Luis Bunuel's brilliant satire of bourgeois values and the Catholic church.

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mitchellyoung 02/02/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

Bunuel assumes a depressing view on charity - one in which the good works of others are misplaced by being bestowed upon undeserving and wretched creatures - but it's a powerful and thought-provoking one, nonetheless. Differing from the director's more surreal work, this is a pretty linear film with some fearless performances and symbolism.

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Chris Kavan 04/24/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

I can see why this caused such an uproar for the Catholic church - Buñuel certainly doesn't have any problem with startling imagery (including a twisted take on "The Last Supper") but beliefs aside, this is truly a remarkable and powerful film and could be considered the pinnacle of Buñuel's work.

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