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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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Two supporting actors, Ignacio López Tarso, the good prisoner in Nazarin, and Ofelia Guilmáin, Chafa, starred in related epics about Mexican history. López Tarso played General Eduardo Álvarez in Senda de Gloria (1987) and Ofelia Guilmáin took the part of Doña Macaria de Soto, her real son's mother-in-law in La Antorcha Encendida (1996). 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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Religion Don Quixote
3 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Nazarin is some kind of saint,he wants to live in life exactly how Christ taught man to do.But it's too late:now the Catholic Church is between the hands of a wealthy bourgeoisie,the bishops live in luxury and don't give a damn about the poor and the sick.That's why our hero can't follow the way his hierarchy asks him to follow.So he divests himself of everything,and on his way to purity,he's joined by some kind of Mary Magdelene and a woman who's attracted by him sexually (the scene between this girl and her fiancé is telling).In Spain (it was the late fifties),they thought Nazarin was a Christian movie!Knowing Luis Bunuel,it was downright incongruous:all his work is anticlerical to a fault.Comparing Nazarin and his "holy women" to Jesus is a nonsense.On Nazarin's way,only brambles and couch grass grow.His attempt at helping working men on the road is a failure,he's chased out as a strike-breaker.All his words amount to nothing.At the end of the journey,he's arrested and offered a pineapple by a woman(Bunuelian sexual symbol). Thanks to "Nazarin" ,Bunuel was allowed to return to Spain (where the censors had not got a clue ) and to direct "Viridiana".


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