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Mexican Bus Ride (1952)

Subida al cielo (original title)
A young man and woman's honeymoon is cut short when the man learns that his mother has fallen ill back at home. The newlywed couple rush there to discover the other sons neglecting their ... See full summary »

Director:

Luis Buñuel

Writers:

Manuel Altolaguirre (story and adaptation), Luis Buñuel (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lilia Prado ... Raquel
Esteban Mayo Esteban Mayo ... Oliverio Grajales (as Esteban Márquez)
Luis Aceves Castañeda ... Silvestre
Manuel Dondé ... Eladio González
Roberto Cobo ... Juan Grajales
Beatriz Ramos Beatriz Ramos ... Elisa
Manuel Noriega Manuel Noriega ... Licenciado Figueroa (as Manolo Noriega)
Roberto Meyer Roberto Meyer ... Don Nemesio Álvarez y Villalbazo
Pedro Elviro Pedro Elviro ... El cojo (as Pitouto)
Pedro Ibarra Pedro Ibarra ... Felipe Grajales
Leonor Gómez Leonor Gómez ... Doña Linda
Chel López Chel López ... Compadre Chema
Paz Villegas Paz Villegas ... Doña Ester - Mamá de Oliverio (as Paz Villegas de Orellana)
Silvia Castro Silvia Castro
Paula Rendón Paula Rendón
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A young man and woman's honeymoon is cut short when the man learns that his mother has fallen ill back at home. The newlywed couple rush there to discover the other sons neglecting their mom in order to plot their squandering of the inheritance. The newlywed son takes quite an adventurous bus-ride to a distant city to get his mother's will notarized to the contrary, and is faced with multiple temptations along the way. Written by Mark Toscano <fiddybop@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

26 June 1952 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Mexican Bus Ride See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Producciones Isla S.A. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In his autobiography, _My Last Sigh_, Luis Buñuel said the screenplay was based on adventures that actually happened to his friend and producer of the film, Spanish poet Manuel Altolaguirre, while on a bus trip. See more »

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Bunuel's magical mystery tour.
4 January 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

IMHO,a minor work in Bunuel's extraordinary filmography.The beginning is quite surprising:it recalls "Las Hurdes" with its documentary side and its voice over.But of course,it's not as tragic as the 1932 opus.

There's a theme Bunuel would develop (with great results ): the impossibility to do what you want to do: the heroes of "le Charme Discret de La Bourgeoisie " trying to get a good meal; or in "Cet Obscur Objet Du Desir" ,the woman who never wants to have sex with the hero.Here the young man's wedding night is postponed .But he will find solace (or is it a dream?) in Raquel's arms.

A lot of bizarre things happen on the bus,the birth and the death of a child,notably, and surrealism is not far way when apple peelings become some kind of umbilical cord.


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