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 »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 »
Acted fairly well, quite entertaining too, this movie however is a disappointment for everyone who expects Buñuel's uncompromising vision. His eye for detail and appropriate camera-movements cannot compensate cinematographer Jorge Stahl's goof-ups and the pointless story, unfortunately. Besides the fact that this was the last Buñuel-movie that I could rent from my local video store and that it was Buñuel's first collaboration with the great Michel Piccoli (also: Voie lactée, Fantôme de la liberté, etc.) were attractive things about this movie for me. 'Jungle Attack' is the title under which it is for rent in the Netherlands: in case you were wondering whether this is really a Buñuel-movie or not ... that's how much Buñuel is in here. Finally, Piccoli (la Grande bouffe, 1973) and Signoret (les Diaboliques, 1955) don't come forward with really intriguing performances, but stay in the mediocrity of the adventurous and light story. I do not regret seeing it though. Enough allright. 6/10
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