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19 March 1962 (USA) See more »
Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Misery, poverty, (bad) religion... Buñuel's tribute to Franco's work. See more (51 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Silvia Pinal ... Viridiana
Francisco Rabal ... Jorge

Fernando Rey ... Don Jaime
José Calvo ... Don Amalio (as Jose Calvo)
Margarita Lozano ... Ramona
José Manuel Martín ... El Cojo (as Jose Manuel Martin)
Victoria Zinny ... Lucia
Luis Heredia ... Manuel 'El Poca'
Joaquín Roa ... Señor Zequiel (as Joaquin Roa)
Lola Gaos ... Enedina
María Isbert ... Beggar (as Maruja Isbert)
Teresa Rabal ... Rita (as Teresita Rabal)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alicia Jorge Barriga ... Beggar (uncredited)
Claudio Brook ... (uncredited)
Juan García Tiendra ... José 'El Leproso' (uncredited)
Palmira Guerra ... Beggar (uncredited)
José María Lado ... Mayor (uncredited)
Joaquin Mayol ... Beggar (uncredited)
Sergio Mendizábal ... El Pelón (uncredited)
Narciso Ojeda ... (uncredited)
Francisco René ... Moncho (uncredited)
Milagros Tomás ... Beggar (uncredited)
Rosita Yarza ... Mother Superior (uncredited)

Directed by
Luis Buñuel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julio Alejandro 
Luis Buñuel 
Benito Pérez Galdós  novel "Halma" (uncredited)

Produced by
Gustavo Alatriste .... producer
Ricardo Muñoz Suay .... executive producer
Pere Portabella .... executive producer (as Pedro Portabella)
Original Music by
Gustavo Pittaluga 
Cinematography by
José F. Aguayo  (as Jose F. Aguayo)
Film Editing by
Pedro del Rey 
Set Decoration by
Francisco Canet 
Production Management
Gustavo Quintana .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Juan Luis Buñuel .... assistant director (as J.L. Buñuel)
José Puyol .... assistant director (as J. Puyol)
Sound Department
Aurelio García Tijeras .... sound engineer (as A. Garcia Tijeras)
Music Department
Gustavo Pittaluga .... music selection (as Gustavo Pitaluga)
Crew believed to be complete

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Klangfilm-Magnetocord)

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53 out of 71 people found the following review useful.
Misery, poverty, (bad) religion... Buñuel's tribute to Franco's work., 14 September 2005

"Viridiana" and "Tierra Sin Pan" (a documentary) are two of the most cutting portraits of Spanish misery and poverty in the 20 that passed after 1936's Civil War. Buñuel had no mercy and put everybody in their place.

The pious Viridiana (Silvia Pinal, wonderful!) who leaves the convent to come to live with his uncle in the country. His uncle (Fernando Rey, magnificent!), a man defeated by life who lives in the past and, finally, suicides. His cousin (Paco Rabal, the man!), which come to the country house looking for his inheritance. The tramps that Viridiana takes in... Some of the best characters in the history of cinema, and some of the best sequences ever filmed (that one with the tramps celebrating such a crazy party).

A fierce look against Spanish society, against religion and against the human condition itself. I'd pay for watching the face of dictator Franco's censors when they watched "Viridiana". They could have Buñuel shot for that. Luckily, he went to Mexico.

Well, this is a movie to talk about for hours and hours... Anyway, you just watch it and prepare to feel what cinema's about.

*My rate: 10/10

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