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Nazarin (1959)

Nazarín (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 20 June 1968 (USA)
A priest in a poor community lives a charitable life in accordance with his religious principles, but many others do not return the favor.

Director:

Luis Buñuel

Writers:

Julio Alejandro (adapted for the screen by), Luis Buñuel (adapted for the screen by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marga López ... Beatriz
Francisco Rabal ... Padre Nazario
Rita Macedo ... Andara
Ignacio López Tarso ... El sacrílego
Ofelia Guilmáin ... Chanfa
Luis Aceves Castañeda ... El parricida
Noé Murayama ... El pinto
Rosenda Monteros ... La prieta
Jesús Fernández Jesús Fernández ... Ujo el enano
Ada Carrasco ... Josefa
Antonio Bravo Antonio Bravo ... Don Pablo, architecto
Aurora Molina Aurora Molina ... La Camella
David Reynoso ... Juan
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Nazarin is a priest, attempting to living a pure and honest life strictly according to Christian principles - but others only show him distrust and hatred, apart from the local prostitute... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

20 June 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Jonacatepec, Morelos, Mexico See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Selected by the Vatican in the "religion" category of its list of 45 "great films." See more »

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Father Nazario: Night carries yesterday's sorrow and the hope and joy of a new day. That's what death is like. Joyous and sorrowful. Joyous because it frees us of life's chains. And sorrowful because we love our flesh and it hurts us to leave it.
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Dios nunca muere
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An Ironic Criticism to the Hypocrisy of Church and Society
1 February 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In a poor and backward community in Mexico, the Catholic Priest Nazario (Francisco Rabal) follows the Christian principles and lives a humble life without possessions in an old hostel owned by Chanfa (Ofelia Guilmáin) and used by prostitutes. When the prostitute Andara (Rita Macedo) kills he coworker Camilla that had stolen her buttons of shells, she is wounded and seeks shelter with the priest. Meanwhile, the disillusioned dweller of the hostel Beatriz (Marga López) is lured by her boyfriend Pinto (Noé Murayama) and tries to commit suicide. However, Chanfa convinces her to return to her village. When the police discover that Andara is hidden in the room of Nazario, she flees and Nazario undresses his cassock and wanders in the poor countryside, helping the destitute and begging for food. When Nazario reaches a very poor village, he meets Beatriz that is living with Andara and asks him to help a child that is very ill. Nazario prays for the child and on the next morning she is healed. Andara and Beatriz believe he is a saint and become his followers. Along their journey, Nazario and Andara are arrested and the priest is humiliated and beaten by common people and by the church.

"Nazarin" is an ironic criticism to the hypocrisy of church and society by Luis Buñuel. Francisco Rabal has an awesome performance in the role of a priest that lives in accordance with the principle of the catholic apostolic roman church and is betrayed, humiliated and hated by the people that he helps and by the church that he serves. One of my favorite sequences is when Nazario is protected by a criminal in jail and the man concludes that Nazario is a good man, he is a murderer and they are in the same place. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Nazarin"


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