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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
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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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21 September 1956 (France)  »

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Death in the Garden  »

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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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First time I have heard a priest referred to as a "bible thumper."
4 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's only now that we are able to enjoy many of the films Luis Buñuel made during his time in Mexico. Sure, it won't rank with his classics like Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie or Cet obscur objet du désir, but this South American action thriller has a charm all it's own, Make no mistake, La mort en ce jardin, also has pure Buñuel elements to it, especially in the third act.

Shark (Georges Marchal) and Djin (Simone Signoret) are certainly the most interesting characters in the first act. Shark may be a lout (Shut up Bible thumper!), but his skills come into play later. Djin is just hot.

Great action in the jungle and a beautiful setting in Mexico.


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