Susana

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An orphan disrupts the family that rescues her from a storm.

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Studio Facets Multimedia
SKU 205115688
UPC 736899111328
UPC 14 00736899111328
Format DVD
Release Date 11/27/2007
Cast & Crew
Fernando Soler - Actor
Gunther Gerszo - Production Designer
Jorge Bustos - Editor
Jose Ortiz Ramos - Cinematographer
Luis Bunuel - Director
Luis Bunuel, et. al. - Screenplay
Manuel Reachi - Producer
Manuel Reachi - Based On Novel By
Matilde Palou - Actor
Raul Lavista - Original Music By
Rosita Quintana - Actor
Sergio Kogan - Producer
Victor Manuel Mendoza - Actor
Reviews
ReviewSource Slant Magazine
Review Mexican ambassadors and nationalists called Los Olvidados a crime against the state and while Luis Bunuel's friend Georges Sadoul found the director's depiction of police and state officials "too bourgeois," surrealists and intellectuals alike had nothing but praise for the film. Bunuel loathed the film's ridiculous French subtitle Pitie pour eux (Pity on Them) yet the film's international success meant that Mexico would soon come around. That same year, Bunuel would direct Susana (The Devil and the Flesh), possibly the most unspectacular film of his career. Bunuel's perfectly routine melodrama (a remake of Alexander Korda's 1929 The Squall) begins evocatively enough inside the Reformatorio del Estado with the titular heroine (Rosita Quintana) staring at the silhouette of a cross reflected on the floor from a nearby windowsill. She prays to God for forgiveness ("Dear God! You made me the way I am!"), begs for a miracle, and receives it in the form of Herculean strength (or possibly blind luck) when the bars of her cell's windowsill miraculously come loose...While the melodrama is certainly potent, Susana lacks considerable bite. "I feel I didn't emphasize the irony enough," Bunuel later admitted.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Ed Gonzalez
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Spanish, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Fernando F. Croce, Cinepassion.org ...Bunuel's sneaky, inside-job handling has colored restored-bourgeois platitudes ludicrous with imploding irony.
Tomas Perez Turrent, Mexican Cinema ...absurdities and contradictions indicate that the truly important work is taking place at a latent level beneath the surface of the story...

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