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    Added on: 7/8/2006 16:30
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    Viridiana (UK)

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    Winner of the Palme D`Or at Cannes in 1961
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 88 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Winner of the Palme D`Or at Cannes in 1961, Bunuel`s film is widely regarded as his masterpiece. Viridiana (Silvia Pinal) is a young religious novitiate who visits her last remaining relative, the wealthy Don Jaime (Fernando Rey), before she takes her vows. Don Jaime secretly harbours a desire for Viridiana, based on her striking resemblance to his wife - who died thirty years ago on their wedding night. After making Viridiana wear the original wedding dress he attempts to rape her, but fails and commits suicide in a fit of guilt, leaving his huge estate to Viridiana and his son Jorge (Francisco Rabal). The virtuous Viridiana tries to help the local poor, but her idealistic deeds inevitably backfire. Bunuel`s film mocks Spanish Catholicism, holding it responsible for many social ills. The film is often remembered for its parody of Leonardo`s Last Supper, and was banned in both Spain and Italy.

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    Video Tracks:
    Letterboxed 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digitial 2.0 Mono Spanish

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    Directed By:
    Luis Buñuel

    Written By:

    Margarita Lozano
    José Calvo
    Fernando Rey
    Francisco Rabal
    Silvia Pinal

    Director of Photography:
    José F. Aguayo

    Pedro del Rey

    Production Designer:
    Francisco Canet

    Gustavo Alatriste

    Executive Producer:
    Pere Portabella
    Ricardo Muñoz Suay

    Arrow Films

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