MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,328 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 253 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 3 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...

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 100 titles
created 20 Sep 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 04 Jan 2013
 
a list of 182 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 5 months ago
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 1 month 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... 

Drama | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his "Don Giovanni" opera.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Tobias Moretti, Eulàlia Ramon, Sergi Roca
Carmen I (1983)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 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
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. They are Republicans, and with their mute assistant, Gustavete, they journey into... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Carmen Maura, Andrés Pajares, Gabino Diego
Outrage (1993)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ana is an equestrian sharpshooter for a one ring circus in Madrid for a week. Marcos is a reporter doing a Sunday supplement piece. He interviews her and she invites him to dinner with the ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Francesca Neri, Antonio Banderas, Eulàlia Ramon
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
Dulces horas (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Assumpta Serna, Iñaki Aierra, Álvaro de Luna
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Sara Baras, José Miguel Carmona, Montse Cortés
Day Off (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Pascal Thomas
Stars: Vincent Lindon, Isabelle Candelier, Isabelle Carré
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
Villa Jasmin (TV Movie 2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A compelling double love story about a French-Tunisian Jewish family. Henry returns to La Goulette, port of Tunisia... See full synopsis »

Director: Férid Boughedir
Stars: Arnaud Giovaninetti, Elsa Mollien, Clément Sibony
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
Hush! (2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The director films the street where he lives in St. Petersburg, for a whole year, documenting the changes caused by the celebration of its 300th anniversary.

Director: Victor Kossakovsky
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

Recordar
Written by Richard Witting
Performed by Imperio Argentina
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Delights of Fascism
30 August 1999 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Carlos Saura's "Garden of Delights" is a sly, black comedy about personal and political repression under Franco's regime. Psychodramas and shock therapy are among the tools of the trade employed to jump-start the memory of a wealthy industrialist recovering from an auto accident but still confined to a wheelchair. That his loved ones are in fact the instigators of such crude and farcical attempts to pry open the amnesiac's Swiss bank account should come as no surprise to anyone remotely familiar with Spanish history and culture. But Saura's dark tale, it seems, may proved too daunting to audiences who are unwilling to give themselves over to the film's dreamy, ruminative style that deliberately shunned "objective reality" for a subjective and interpretative approach to cinema. In Saura's view cinematic "reality" should represent the repressed state of the nation's collective consciousness and its refusal to surrender its dreams under those conditions. The debilitating conditions of fascism should not inhibit other forms of realities to exist or to challenge the prevailing political reality so that what "is" is not necessarily more important than what "should" or could have been. Scenes, real or imagined, accordingly compete for our attention throughout the narrative much as if the delights of the garden only become apparent after careful introspection and reflection. If fascism is indeed the soul of the new machine, then paralysis is just a state of the mind.


4 of 6 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:
?