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Death in the Garden (1956)

La mort en ce jardin (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 21 September 1956 (France)
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Chark, an adventurer comes to small village in the near of a gold digger's camp. He is arrested by the local police, who accuse him of having comitted a bank robbery in a neighoured town. ... See full summary »

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Luis Buñuel

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Luis Alcoriza (adaptation), Luis Buñuel (adaptation) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Simone Signoret ... Djin
Charles Vanel ... Castin
Georges Marchal ... Shark
Michel Piccoli ... Father Lizardi
Tito Junco ... Chenko
Raúl Ramírez ... Álvaro (as Raul Ramirez)
Luis Aceves Castañeda ... Alberto (as Luis-Aceves Castañeda)
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ... Captain Ferrero (as Jorge Martinez de Hoyos)
Alberto Pedret Alberto Pedret ... Second Lieutenant Jiménez
Marc Lambert Marc Lambert ... Miner
Stefani Stefani ... Miner
Michèle Girardon ... María Castin
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Chark, an adventurer comes to small village in the near of a gold digger's camp. He is arrested by the local police, who accuse him of having comitted a bank robbery in a neighoured town. The police also confiscate the gold mine for the state, due to this the gold diggers start an revolution, but it is beaten. Chark, Father Lizzardi, Castin and his daugher and Djin, a whore to whom castin is in love are fleeing into the jungle. where they start to fight for their lifes. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Torrid!...Tantalizing!...Tempestuous!...

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Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

France | Mexico

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 September 1956 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Death in the Garden See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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According to Luis Buñuel, Simone Signoret missed her husband Yves Montand so much that "on her way to join us in Mexico, she slipped some Communist documents into her passport, hoping to be turned away by American Immigration". See more »

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Referenced in Belarmino (1964) See more »

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one of the greatest filmmakers of all time
13 December 2017 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

This is not what we would call 'vintage' Bunuel although it is one of his earlier films and made only a couple of years before Nazarin (1959) which would prove to be the start of the most amazing run of cinema classics, certainly half a dozen of the finest films ever made and quite possibly a dozen. This is more mundane, although always of interest and those little Bunuel trademark signs do creep in. Indeed without wishing to spoil anyone's viewing it does turn out that salvation at the end is at the cost of some 50 lives. It is also interesting to see how the priest is ridiculed throughout and that the seeming good and kind turn out to have interests much closer to their own hearts. It surprises me that after the wondrous El (1953) and hilarious Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955) Bunuel should decide to make this more straightforward literary adaptation but there were undoubtedly financial restraints and it is well documented that he would rather make a lesser film for someone than make nothing at all. And it is surely this perseverance that would lead to that aforementioned fantastic run of films that would establish him as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.


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