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Las Hurdes (1933)

A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.

Director:

Luis Buñuel

Writers:

Luis Buñuel (commentary), Luis Buñuel | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Abel Jacquin Abel Jacquin ... (voice)
Alexandre O'Neill Alexandre O'Neill ... (voice)
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In this documentary short by director Luis Buñuel he travels to Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain which was connected to the outside world only in 1922 with the completion of a road. The residents of the area - spread across several villages - lives in poverty and in isolation from the outside world. They survive mostly on a diet of potatoes and beans with meat available only a few days a week. In fact, they eat goat meat only when one of the animals dies. Inbreeding results in a disproportionately large number of people with mental disabilities. The title refers to the fact that the residents did not know how to make bread. Written by garykmcd

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Documentary | Short

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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Referenced in While We're Young (2014) See more »

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Fourth Symphony
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Written by Johannes Brahms
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24 March 2003 | by cornelious_See all my reviews

I have been frustrated by the version of the film that is available in my area, entitled "Unpromised Land". The original "Tierra sin Pan" has a completely different commentary which is made "politically correct" in the "Unpromised" version. Avoid "Unpromised Land" as it censors and alters the original intent of the film as conceived by Bunuel!


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Country:

Spain

Language:

French

Release Date:

December 1933 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Las Hurdes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ramón Acín See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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