Viridiana [videorecording] / una produccion de UNINCI S.A. ; en coproduccion con Gustavo Alatriste P.C. ; producida por UNINCI S.A. y Films 59 ; argumento y diálogos de Luis Buñuel y Julio Alejandro ; dirección, Luis Buñuel.
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Luis Buñuel's Viridiana [videorecording]
Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983.
Rabal, Francisco, 1926-
Rey, Fernando, 1917-1994.
Uninci Films 59.
Beggars -- Drama.
Catholic women -- Spain -- Drama.
Deviant behavior -- Drama.
Feature films -- Spain.
Lust -- Drama.
Monasticism and religious orders for women -- Drama.
Motion pictures, Spanish.
Novitiate -- Drama.
Rape -- Drama.
1 videocassette (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Spanish censorship resulted in this film's first being released in France and widely circulated by the Mexican distributor.
Videocassette release of a 1961 motion picture.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
1961 Cannes Film Festival: Luis Buñuel, Golden Palm.
A powerful film widely considered to one of Buñuel's most important works. Viridiana, about to take final religious vows, visits her uncle at his country estate. He drugs her and attempts rape, finds he cannot go through with it, and hangs himself, leaving the estate to Viridiana and his illegitimate son, Jorge. While Jorge pursues plans to modernize the estate, Viridiana attempts to convert it into a haven for derelicts. Left alone, the beggars take over the house for a feast which becomes an orgy; one of the beggars rapes Viridiana when she and Jorge return home. After the beggars are dispersed by police, Viridiana assumes more modern dress and joins in a card game with Jorge and his mistress.
Director, Luis Buñuel ; writers, Julio Alejandro, Luis Buñuel, Julio Alejandro De Castro ; cinematography, José Aguayo ; music, Gustavo Pitaluga ; editor, Pedro del Rey ; producers, Ricardo Munoz Suay, Pere Portabella.
Silva Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, José Calvo, Margarita Lozano, José Manuel Martin, Victoria Zinny, Luis Heredia, Joaquin Roa, Lola Gaos, Maruju Isbert, Teresa Rabal, Caludio Brook, Alicia Jorge Barriga.
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