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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.

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Cast overview:
... Beatriz
... Padre Nazario
... Andara
... El sacrílego
... Chanfa
Luis Aceves Castañeda ... El parricida
Noé Murayama ... El pinto
... La prieta
Jesús Fernández ... Ujo el enano
... Josefa
Antonio Bravo ... Don Pablo, architecto
Aurora Molina ... La Camella
... 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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Selected for the Acapulco Film festival (1959). 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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Nazarin is an excellent film about religion.
10 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

Luis Bunuel's "Nazarin" will always be remembered as a great film because it is absolutely honest in its presentation of comical assault on religion.It is one of those outstanding films which must be shown to all people especially young children in order to familiarize them with the notions of good and bad,sacred and evil.The toughest question asked by "Nazarin" is about the strengths and weaknesses of organized religion.It has been tackled by involving numerous ordinary people who are not at all above petty affairs in their mundane lives especially sins.Bunuel scores tremendously by showing us that various questions related to class differences deserve frank,honest and reliable answers. Nazarin appears credible as it has been made in a light,comical vein.This is the sole reason why it can be said that the story of an ordinary priest appears absolutely true to life to all audiences.It is amazing how Bunuel approaches quest for true love issue in his film. This black & white gem was shot marvelously by Gabriel Figueroa,one of Luis Bunuel's favorite cameraman.Film critic Lalit Rao saw "Nazarin" at Trivandrum,India during 13th International Film Festival of Kerala 2009."Nazarin" was introduced by eminent Indian cinema personality Mr.P.K.Nair as part of a special package called "50 years ago".This is a film which should be with any discerning DVD collector.


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