MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,409 this week

The Garden of Delights (1970)
"El jardín de las delicias" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  3 May 1972 (Sweden)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 261 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 4 critic

The greedy relatives of an amnesic and paralytic 45 years old millionaire try him to recover his memory by any means.

Director:

Writers:

, (idea), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 164 titles
created 13 Nov 2013
 
list image
a list of 9998 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Garden of Delights (1970)

The Garden of Delights (1970) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Garden of Delights.
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Carmen I (1983)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio (the coreographer) falls in love with Carmen (the main dancer). Their story then ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Antonio Gades, Laura del Sol, Paco de Lucía
Salomé (2002)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of Salomé told as one of extreme love and vengeance. A director prepares a troupe of flamenco dancers for a performance. He summarizes the story and describes his spring for the ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Aída Gómez, Pere Arquillué, Paco Mora
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

As a hall fills with performers, a narrator says that flamenco came from Andalucia, a mix of Greek psalms, Mozarabic dirges, Castillian ballads, Jewish laments, Gregorian chants, African ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: La Paquera de Jerez, Merche Esmeralda, Manolo Sanlúcar
Cria Cuervos (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together with their mute and crippled grandmother after the death of their mother and their ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Mónica Randall, Florinda Chico
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Francisco Rabal, José Coronado, Dafne Fernández
Fados (2007)
Documentary | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A drama steeped in Portugal's Fado music culture.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Camané, Carlos do Carmo
Poachers (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: José Luis Borau
Stars: Lola Gaos, Ovidi Montllor, Alicia Sánchez
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A look at the history and traditions of flamenco music and dance.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Sara Baras, José Miguel Carmona, Montse Cortés
Dulces horas (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Assumpta Serna, Iñaki Aierra, Álvaro de Luna
Taxi (1996)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young girl, after failing an exam, is forced by her father, a taxi-driver, to learn his profession. Soon she discovers that her father is not only a driver but also a member of a racist ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Ingrid Rubio, Carlos Fuentes, Ágata Lys
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Juan Diego, Fernando Guillén, Manuel de Blas
Los zancos (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ángel is an aging professor, a lonely widower without purpose. His lovely, spirited neighbor, Terese, interrupts his suicide attempt when she comes to borrow wine. She invites him for ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Laura del Sol, Antonio Banderas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Luis López Vázquez ...
Antonio
Luchy Soto ...
Luchy
Francisco Pierrá ...
Don Pedro
Charo Soriano ...
Actriz
Lina Canalejas ...
Tía
Julia Peña ...
Julia
Mayrata O'Wisiedo ...
Enfermera
Esperanza Roy ...
Nicole
Alberto Alonso ...
Tony
Luis Peña ...
Ejecutivo
José Nieto ...
Ejecutivo
Antonio Canal ...
Ejecutivo (as Tony Canal)
Eduardo Calvo ...
Amigo 4
Marisa Porcel ...
Criada
Luisa Fernanda Gaona ...
Criada
Edit

Storyline

Surreal look at a family's attempts to shock, bully, frighten, coach, and cajole Antonio Cano into regaining his memory and his management powers after an auto accident. He's middle-aged, wealthy, the leader of a family corporation. After the accident he can't remember his Swiss bank account numbers, can't sign documents, and can't lead his board of directors. His father needs Antonio's recovery to keep family control of the corporation, and Antonio's wife, children, and mistress want access to Antonio's money. They stage elaborate recreations of traumas in his childhood that mix with his own memories and hallucinations. Will they succeed? Will he come out of it? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 May 1972 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

The Garden of Delights  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 12,245,083 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Concierto de Aranjuez
Written by Joaquín Rodrigo
Performed by Ernesto Bitetti
Conducted by José Buenagú (as Jose Buenagu)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Dull Political Allegory? Satire?
28 June 2001 | by (New Haven, CT) – See all my reviews

This film was very dull and uninvolving. Perhaps it is a political allegory, for which I have no interest or understanding. Someone called it a comedy, but I didn't laugh once, nor did I noticed any attempts at humor. Most of the time I didn't know why the characters were saying what they were, if they were lying, who knew what... it was all very unresolved. Who were the man's advisaries? Who were his enemies, why?

At one point the father keeps asking "what's the Swiss bank account number?" Okay, so that shows he's greedy, but it isn't very clever or interesting or dramatic. Everybody in this film is greedy, which ruins the drama.


2 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Garden of Delights (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?