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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 ... La Camella
David Reynoso ... Juan
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Storyline

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 for the Acapulco Film festival (1959). See more »

Quotes

Don Angel - the priest: Now they're saying you had a scandalous, dishonest and dirty relationship with that woman.
Father Nazario: Slander. Plain slander.
Don Angel - the priest: l know you wouldn't dare. Besides, if you were to succumb to such a demon it wouldn't be with that ugly creature.
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Dios nunca muere
Written by Macedonio Alcalá
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Another enigmatic film by Luis Bunuel
10 August 2005 | by andrescardenasgSee all my reviews

When you look at Mexico's best movies you will more than likely find that the Photography was performed by Gabriel Figueroa. He is recognized in the world as one of the best that have ever existed. His master control of the cameras gave an added asset to the movies he was part of. If added to his participation we add the direction of Luis Bunuel, you will never find such a pair of aces anywhere else in the world. This story, Nazarin, was written by Spain's greatest writer besides Miguel de Cervantes(Don Quijote de la Mancha). The story in itself is superb: Nazarin a priest that lives by his beliefs tries to live a very Christian life, but as always there are people that do not accept this. He wanders through many places preaching his Christianity but finding, most of the time, people that do not accept him. But besides the splendid story, it is always interesting to try to interpret the enigmatic messages that Bunuel sends us throughout the picture in scenes that make you shiver.


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