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A husband's suave exterior unravels after his marriage, and he unleashes his paranoid and volatile temper on his wife, which escalates to more dangerous and unpredictable tantrums.

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Francisco Galván de Montemayor
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Gloria Vilalta
Aurora Walker ...
Doña Esperanza Vilalta
Carlos Martínez Baena ...
Padre Velasco
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Pablo
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Ricardo Luján
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Lic. Beltrán
José Pidal ...
Padre prior
Roberto Meyer ...
Licenciado
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Raúl Conde
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
León Barroso ...
Camarero (uncredited)
Antonio Bravo ...
Invitado a fiesta (uncredited)
Manuel Casanueva ...
Invitado a fiesta (uncredited)
Jorge Chesterking ...
Invitado a fiesta (uncredited)
Carmen Dorronsoro de Roces ...
Pianista (uncredited)
Enedina Díaz de León ...
Anciana en iglesia (uncredited)
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Sirvienta en cena (uncredited)
Georgina González ...
Lupe, sirvienta (uncredited)
Leonor Gómez ...
Portera (uncredited)
Isabel Herrera ...
Mujer en iglesia (uncredited)
María Herrero ...
Mujer baila fiesta con Francisco (uncredited)
Chel López ...
Empleado (uncredited)
Álvaro Matute ...
Gerente hotel (uncredited)
Inés Murillo ...
Sirvienta de Esperanza (uncredited)
José Muñoz ...
Huesped hotel (uncredited)
Ignacio Peón ...
Invitado a fiesta (uncredited)
Polo Ramos ...
Padre Alonso (uncredited)
Ana María Villaseñor ...
Marta, sirvienta despedida (uncredited)

Directed by

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Luis Buñuel

Written by

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Luis Buñuel ... (story) and
Luis Alcoriza ... (story)
 
Luis Buñuel ... (adaptation) and
Luis Alcoriza ... (adaptation)
 
Mercedes Pinto ... (novel "Él")

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Óscar Dancigers ... producer

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Luis Hernández Bretón

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Gabriel Figueroa

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Carlos Savage

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Alberto Valenzuela ... assistant editor (as Alberto E. Valenzuela)

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Edward Fitzgerald

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Pablo Galván

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José Jurado ... hair stylist
Armando Meyer ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Federico Amérigo ... production manager
Fidel Pizarro ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ignacio Villareal ... assistant director

Art Department

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Pablo Galván ... set dresser

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Jesús González Gancy ... sound director (as Jesús González G.)
José de Pérez ... dialogue recordist

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Henri de Chatillon ... gowns: Delia Garces

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William W. Claridge ... laboratory director
Antonio de Salazar ... administrator
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Plot Summary

Francisco is rich, rather strict on principles, and still a bachelor. After meeting Gloria by accident, he is suddenly intent on her becoming his wife and courts her until she agrees to marry him. Francisco is a dedicated husband, but little by little his passion starts to exhibit disturbing traits. Nevertheless, Gloria meets with scepticism as she expresses her worries to their acquaintances. Written by Eduardo Casais

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Taglines Another film masterpiece by the director of the prize-winning "The Young and the Damned" See more »
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Also Known As
  • This Strange Passion (United States)
  • Tourments (France)
  • Él (Spain)
  • Er (West Germany)
  • Той (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 92 min
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Trivia Luis Buñuel makes a cameo appearance as one of the monks. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Regarding Buñuel (2000). See more »

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