Viridiana, a young novice about to take her final vows as a nun, accedes to a request from her widowed uncle to visit him. Moved purely by a sense of obligation, she does so. Her uncle is moved by her resemblance to his late wife to attempt to seduce Viridiana, and tragedy ensues. In the aftermath, Viridiana tries to assuage her guilt by creating a haven for the destitute folk who live around her uncle's estate. But from these good intentions, too, comes little good. Written by
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For the famous The Last Supper scene, because the number of homeless people wasn't enough to match the actual amount of men present at The Last Supper, Buñuel made three crew members dressed like beggars, appear on the photo, and then disappear. See more
I know my own weakness, and whatever I do will be humble. But, however little it is, I want to do it alone.
Referenced in Drowning by Numbers
from "The Messiah"
Written by George Frideric Handel
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