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Death in the Garden (1956)
"La mort en ce jardin" (original title)

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Chark, an adventurer comes to small village in the near of a gold digger's camp. He is arrested by the local police, who accuse him of having comitted a bank robbery in a neighoured town. ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Djin
Charles Vanel ...
Castin
Georges Marchal ...
Shark
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Father Lizardi
Tito Junco ...
Chenko
Raúl Ramírez ...
Álvaro (as Raul Ramirez)
Luis Aceves Castañeda ...
Alberto (as Luis-Aceves Castañeda)
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
Captain Ferrero (as Jorge Martinez de Hoyos)
Alberto Pedret ...
Second Lieutenant Jiménez
Marc Lambert ...
Miner
Stefani ...
Miner
Michèle Girardon ...
María Castin
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Chark, an adventurer comes to small village in the near of a gold digger's camp. He is arrested by the local police, who accuse him of having comitted a bank robbery in a neighoured town. The police also confiscate the gold mine for the state, due to this the gold diggers start an revolution, but it is beaten. Chark, Father Lizzardi, Castin and his daugher and Djin, a whore to whom castin is in love are fleeing into the jungle. where they start to fight for their lifes. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Torrid!...Tantalizing!...Tempestuous!...

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Adventure | Drama

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21 September 1956 (France)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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According to Luis Buñuel, Simone Signoret missed her husband Yves Montand so much that "on her way to join us in Mexico, she slipped some Communist documents into her passport, hoping to be turned away by American Immigration". See more »

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don't listen to the guy who said this is mediocre
23 November 2009 | by (los angeles, ca.) – See all my reviews

Bunuel doing an adventure movie is fine in my book. Why do people have to be such snobs when it comes to pigeonholing directors? Some of the films Bunuel made during this period, he may have been personally disappointed because he might have rather been making pix with subject matter more of his choosing. Nevertheless the things that Bunuel brings to this movie - the subtle deadpan humor throughout, the irreverent politics, the surreal touches (especially in the last third of the film when our fugitive protagonists are in the jungle) -- make this a gem.

Plus Georges Marchal, Charles Vanel and Michel Piccoli are stupendous. And Signoret is in a class by herself. Not only was she one of the most stunningly gorgeous and sexy actresses in movies anywhere in the world in the 1950s, she was also a great actress and perfect here as the unrepentant, mercenary whore who falls in love. The last jungle sequence has some of the most beautifully surreal images in any film from the decade. The new DVD is highly recommended. A really perfect balance of elements.


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