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Abismos de pasión (1954)

A partial retelling of Wuthering Heights in 19th century Mexico.

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... Catalina (as Irasema Dilian)
... Alejandro
... Isabel
... Eduardo
Francisco Reiguera ... José
Hortensia Santoveña ... María
Jaime González Quiñones ... Jorge (as Jaime González)
Luis Aceves Castañeda ... Ricardo
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Gone several years, the brooding Alejandro returns to the hacienda of his foster sister, Catalina, whom he loves, to find her married to the wealthy and effete Eduardo. Alejandro hates Eduardo and Catalina's brother Ricardo; he's rich now and has a lien on the drunken Ricardo's ranch. He also wants Catalina to run away with him. She loves him as if he was her soul, but she also loves Eduardo and is pregnant, so she won't leave. She wants Alejandro to stay nearby, a soul mate, but he, ruled by instinct and passion, stays only to hurt her. He woos Isabel, Eduardo's impressionable young sister. The passions of impossible love and corrosive hate play out against Mexico's barren high chaparral. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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30 June 1954 (Mexico)  »

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Wuthering Heights  »

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Producer Óscar Dancigers would only allow Luis Buñuel to make the film if he used a stock cast Dancigers had prepared for a musical comedy. Bunuel used them, but was ultimately very displeased with their acting. See more »

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Version of Wuthering Heights (1985) See more »

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Lion in Winter

This film was quite powerful and it kept me fastened to my seat for the whole duration. On the whole, there isn't much holding the story but Bunuel allows us to become voyeurs and begin to understanding what primitive love and adoration is. One of his best works next to (Milky Way).


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