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Abismos de pasión (1954)

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

Director:

Luis Buñuel

Writers:

Emily Brontë (novel), Luis Buñuel (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Irasema Dilián ... Catalina (as Irasema Dilian)
Jorge Mistral ... Alejandro
Lilia Prado ... Isabel
Ernesto Alonso ... Eduardo
Francisco Reiguera Francisco Reiguera ... José
Hortensia Santoveña Hortensia Santoveña ... María
Jaime González Quiñones Jaime González Quiñones ... Jorge (as Jaime González)
Luis Aceves Castañeda ... Ricardo
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

30 June 1954 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Wuthering Heights See more »

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Production Co:

Producciones Tepeyac See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity)
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Luis Buñuel, in collaboration with Pierre Unik, wrote the first draft of a screenplay based on Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights" in 1931. See more »

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Version of Wuthering Heights (1920) See more »

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The best version
21 November 2009 | by gabriela-zayasSee all my reviews

Believe or not, this is the best adaptation of the marvelous and romantic story written by Emily Brontë in the Yorkshire Moors! Of course there are more faithful to the letter of the novel in those series made by the BBC long ago, but not the recent ones. The line story is so complicated that is very difficult for a movie to cover it fully. It's hardly believable that this Mexican movie does it so well as to be the best film on the subject, but that is the miracle of Art,

It doesn't belong to a place, but to all places, nor to a particular language, but to all languages. Buñuel's genius operates the miracle, aided by his excellent cast and team. This is the one version that captures the roots of Cathy's and Heathcliff's deep and contradictory emotions, the passions, the love and hate they shared and suffered, being all of them doomed to be unhappy in this world and hoping to be redeemed and united in the other. Placed in Mexico, black and white excellent photography, with a believable and intense cast, and a passionate, yet sometimes ironic direction, you must not judge before watching it. It is a great movie!


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