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El bruto (1953)

 |  Drama  |  1955 (USA)
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A tough young man, who helps to kick poor people out of their houses, falls in love with a girl. She lives with her father in the building about to be demolished.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pedro - El Bruto
Rosa Arenas ...
Andrés Soler ...
Andrés Cabrera
Beatriz Ramos ...
Doña Marta
Paco Martínez ...
Don Pepe
Roberto Meyer ...
Carmelo González
Gloria Mestre ...
Paz Villegas ...
Mamá de María
José Muñoz ...
Lencho Ruíz
Diana Ochoa ...
Esposa de Lencho
Ignacio Villalbazo ...
Joaquín Roche ...
Guillermo Bravo Sosa ...
El Cojo - Tío de María (as G. Bravo Sosa)
Efraín Arauz ...


In the 50's, in a poor community in Mexico, the landlord Andrés Cabrera wants to evict his tenants to demolish the buildings and sell the land by a large amount. However, the leader of the community Carmelo González resists to his attempts. Andrés hires the strong slaughterhouse worker Pedro El Bruto to intimidate the dwellers, and his wife Pamola sexually harasses Pedro. Pedro goes to the community in the night and he hits the weak Carmelo that has a bleed and dies. When Pedro meets Carmelo's daughter Meche, he falls in love with her and she moves to his house. But the jealous Paloma does not want to give up on Pedro. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Remarkable film , printed with the touch of fascinating filmmaker .
4 April 2014 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

The action takes place in Mexico City over several weeks. The film develops a passion unbridled drama, black lines , incorporating the topics of gender : Young seductive, evil woman , innocent girl , affiliations and hidden fatherhood , love triangle , elementary and naive personalities , loves raptured, disheveled terrible jealousy and revenge.

Third collaboration of filmmaker Luis Buñuel and producer Sergio Kogan . It is based on an argument of the director himself developed in collaboration with Luis Alcoriza , developed as a screenplay for Buñuel. Rolled in 18 days outdoors and set.

The film combines realism and surrealism, very common in the films of Buñuel. Surrealism is present through the sentimental excesses and unrealistic level of perversity of the wicked woman . Realism is a story of social criticism facing the whims of the rich with the basic needs of the poor and their status as victims of abuse, abuse, threats and assaults.

The exaggerated situations and characters strokes accompanying cartoonish elements ( the old father, Gross master and young unfaithful wife), exceeding drama codes and gives the film a tone of subversive farce and mockery of the bourgeoisie similar to other films dell author .

 The character of "Brute" is able to evolve from a position of uncritical satisfaction with the events around him, towards progressive realization of the abuses suffered by his mother, slights that affected him in his childhood and adolescence, Merche torn suffering pain and injustice they suffer the humble.

The photograph features powerful images, frames of great strength and disturbing compositions. The music, Raul Lavista rightly accompanies incidents and turns off with wind melodies , which underline emotions of suspense, romance and action.

Despite little initial success of the film, it has gained importance and acceptance over time. Remarkable film , printed with the touch of fascinating filmmaker .

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