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Simon of the Desert

Spine #460

Feb 10, 2009

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Simon of the Desert

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Directed By: Luis Buñuel
Starring: Claudio Brooks, Enrique Alvarez Félix, Hortensia Santoveña, Francisco Reiquera, Luis Aceves Castañeda, Antonio Bravo, Enrique del Castillo, Silvia Pinal
Licensor: Video Mercury

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Simon of the Desert is Luis Buñuel's wicked and wild take on the life of devoted ascetic Saint Simeon Stylites, who waited atop a pillar surrounded by a barren landscape for six years, six months, and six days, in order to prove his devotion to God. Yet the devil, in the figure of the beautiful Silvia Pinal, huddles below, trying to tempt him down. A skeptic's vision of human conviction, Buñuel's short and sweet satire is one of the master filmmaker's most renowned works of surrealism.

  • A Mexican Buñuel (1995), 50-minute documentary by Emilio Maillé
  • New interview with actress Silvia Pinal


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