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Simon of the Desert ( Simón del desierto ) (1969) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

2637

Avg. Rating:

2.93/4

# of Ratings:

15

Genres:

Drama, Historical

Rating:

NR

Language:

Spanish

Theater Date:

02/11/1969

DVD Release:

02/10/2009

Director:

Luis Buñuel

Actors:

Claudio Brook
Enrique Álvarez Félix
Hortensia Santoveña
Francisco Reiguera
Luis Aceves Castañeda
Enrique del Castillo

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Simon is living in the 4th century and is deeply religious. He wants to be as close to God as possible, and thus climbs a column. The devil tries to lure him back down, but Simon recognizes him every time and refuses to leave his heights. So the devil transports him to a New York nightclub circa 1960s. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 11/03/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

"Simon of the Desert" is both an interesting and smart parody on religion that has a lot to say. A great balance of humor and interpretation that a beard old man in the sky doesn't sound too farfetch.

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