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Title Viridiana [videorecording] / [presented by] Gustavo Alatriste ; [produced by] Uninci Films 59 ; [director] Luis Bunuel.

Imprint Baker City, OR : Nostalgia Family Video, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Pacific Park Library VHS    Sp VIR    Available
Description 1 videocassette (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Note Spanish dialogue with English subtitles.
Credits Dialogue, Luis Bunuel, Julio Alejandro; photography, Jose Aguayo; director, Luis Bunuel; producer, Gustavo Quintana; music, Handel and Mozart, arranged by Gustavo Pitaluga.
Cast Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey.
Event Original motion picture made in Spain, 1961. Spanish censorship resulted in the film's first being released in France and widely circulated by the Mexican distributor.
Summary Viridiana, about to take final religious vows, visits her uncle at his country estate. He drugs her and attempts rape, finds he cannot go through with it, and hangs himself, leaving the estate to Viridiana and his illegitimate son, Jorge. While Jorge pursues plans to modernize the estate, Viridiana attempts to convert it into a haven for derelicts. Left alone, the beggars take over the house for a feast which becomes an orgy; one of the beggars rapes Viridiana when she and Jorge return home. After the beggars are dispersed by police, Viridiana assumes more modern dress and joins in a card game with Jorge and his mistress.
System Details VHS.
Genre/Form Feature films
Foreign films.
Added Author Pinal, Silva.
Rabal, Francisco, 1926-2001-
Rey, Fernando, 1917-1994.
Alatriste, Gustavo.
Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983.
Alejandro, Julio, 1906-1995-
Nostalgia Family Video (Firm)
Music No. 1297 Nostalgia Family Video

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