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Nazarin (1959)
"Nazarín" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  20 June 1968 (USA)
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Nazarin is a priest, attempting to living a pure and honest life strictly according to Christian principles - but others only show him distrust and hatred, apart from the local prostitute...

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Cast

Cast overview:
Marga López ...
Beatriz
Francisco Rabal ...
Padre Nazario
Rita Macedo ...
Andara
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El sacrílego
Ofelia Guilmáin ...
Chanfa
Luis Aceves Castañeda ...
El parricida
Noé Murayama ...
El pinto
Rosenda Monteros ...
La prieta
Jesús Fernández ...
Ujo el enano
Ada Carrasco ...
Josefa
Aurora Molina ...
La Camella
David Reynoso ...
Juan
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Nazarin is a priest, attempting to living a pure and honest life strictly according to Christian principles - but others only show him distrust and hatred, apart from the local prostitute... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Selected for the Acapulco Film festival (1959). See more »

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Don Angel - the priest: Now they're saying you had a scandalous, dishonest and dirty relationship with that woman.
Father Nazario: Slander. Plain slander.
Don Angel - the priest: l know you wouldn't dare. Besides, if you were to succumb to such a demon it wouldn't be with that ugly creature.
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Dios nunca muere
Written by Macedonio Alcalá
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The best of Bunuel in Mexico
24 August 2009 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This film is a fable about the lack of solidarity and love. It is inspired by the homonyms novel (1895) of Benito Perez Galdos, adapted by Julio Alejandro. Was filmed in Mexico in a period of time according to what Buñuel called "the dictatorship of the three weeks". Won the Jury Award in Cannes and other awards. Produced by Manuel Barbancho Ponce, premiered at the end of 1958 (Mexico).

The action takes place in Mexico around 1910. Tells the story of Nazarín (Francisco Rabal), young priest, which holds the Christian charity with extreme delivery. Moved his residence to a shelter next to the meson of Chanfa, frequented by prostitutes, thieves, rogue and pimps. Want closer to the virtue. Known to Beatriz (Marga Lopez), kind and piqued, that leaves the boyfriend because you want prostitute. Also known to Andara (Rita Macedo), prostitute, quarrelsome,and good heart. The film is a fable about how it would be the life of Jesus of Nazareth, if it is alive today, the conflicts that would create, the confrontation that would have with the Church, the rejection would cause and its condemnation to a life of exclusion, humiliation and passion. The charity of Nazarín instead of provoking positive effects, reactions rose aggressive, angry and threatening. , Faced with the church hierarchy, which expelled from the priesthood immoral conduct. The pious people believe that their behavior conceals a dissolute life and depraved. His humility infuriate the vain, that require it repeated samples of the submission and subjugation. The film is full of symbolism, so the taste of Bunuel; but it is Filmed with that economy what he called "the dictatorship of the three weeks", which brings you to roll with few planes, in which does not lack its usual inserts (the knife of a thief, his legs, the booties...).

This film is the first encounter with Francisco Rabal, (the end of the movie, one of the most enigmatic of all his filmography, is shocking). The interpretation of Francisco Rabal, first of 3 collaborations with Bunuel, is magnificent. The music is low, and plays a captivating sheet music original Rodolfo Halfter, to which adds the waltz "God never dies" (Macedonian Alcalá) and the redouble funeral drums of Calanda (Aragon). The photography in black and white accentuates the arid landscape and the aspect of miserable scenarios. The direct Luis Bunuel reaches in this movie the top of his Mexican production.


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