The ascetic Simón believes he is a sinner and decides to self-inflict a sacrifice, living like a hermit on the top of a pedestal in the middle of the desert to be closer to God and resist the temptations of the world. His followers are peasants and travelers that believe that Simón is a saint capable of performing miracles and they crowd to hear his speeches. However, Satan tries to tempt him with the pleasures of the world. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
The film was released theatrically in Italy in 1975 as a double-bill with Dutchman
(1967). See more
When the coffin is floating through the desert toward Simon's pillar, the wire pulling the coffin can be seen several times. See more
I beginning to realize I don't realize what I'm saying.
Referenced in La extensión del cielo
Himnos de los Peregrinos
Written by Raúl Lavista See more