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Tristana (1970)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  29 April 1970 (France)
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When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope. Don Lope is well-liked and well-known because of his honorable ... See full summary »

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Lola Gaos ...
Saturna
Antonio Casas ...
Don Cosme
Jesús Fernández ...
Saturno
Vicente Soler ...
Don Ambrosio
José Calvo ...
Campanero
Fernando Cebrián ...
Dr. Miquis
Antonio Ferrandis ...
Comprador
José María Caffarel ...
Don Zenón
Cándida Losada ...
Ciudadana
Joaquín Pamplona ...
Don Joaquín
Mary Paz Pondal ...
Muchacha (as María Paz Pondal)
Juanjo Menéndez ...
Don Cándido (as Juan José Menéndez)
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When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope. Don Lope is well-liked and well-known because of his honorable nature, despite his socialistic views about business and religion. But Don Lope's one weakness is women, and he falls for the innocent girl in his charge, seduces her, makes her his lover, though all the while explaining to her that she is as free as he. But when she acts on this freedom, Don Lope must deal with the consequences of his world-view. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Somewhere between the innocent girl and the not so innocent mistress is the bizarre, sensuous story of Tristana

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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29 April 1970 (France)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,153 (USA) (21 November 2012)

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$12,686 (USA) (21 November 2012)
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Voted tenth best Spanish film by professionals and critics in 1996 Spanish cinema centenary. See more »

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Don Lope: Poor workers. Cheated and then beaten. Work is a curse, Saturno. Down with work that you have to do to survive. That work isn't honorable, as some say. All it does is fatten the exploiting swine. However, what you do for pleasure ennobles man. If only we could all work like that. Look at me, I'd rather be hanged than work! So, I live poorly, but I live without working.
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For viewers 'Tristana' might be an important film but it lacks criticism and sharpness for which Luis Buñuel was famous.
29 September 2014 | by (FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world) – See all my reviews

It is true that Spanish film 'Tristana' is considered an important work in the cinematographic career of Luis Buñuel. It has all the necessary ingredients to make it extremely appealing to viewers namely an excellent cast of versatile actors: Fernando Rey and Catherine Deneuve. For making it, Buñuel chose to adapt realist novelist Benito Perez Galdoz's eponymous novel. However, despite all these strong points, Tristana lacks the criticism and sharpness which one finds in most films made by Buñuel especially films in which he has made mockery of organized religion and its practices. Tristana does not succeed much as it appears as a plain drama. The sad thing is that criticism of Spanish nobility and its members' lifestyle is missing from this film. What viewers get to see are a series of dramatic situations which unroll in quick succession. This is one reason why even no commentary has been made about the role of freedom for Spanish women who wanted to get rid of dominating male influence in their lives. This is strange as it was something which Buñuel wanted to portray in his film.


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