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Los Olvidados

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 1950
  • Luis Buñuel
  • 76 mins
  • X

Summary

A group of juvenile delinquents lives a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Ending his 15-year directorial hiatus with the comedy Gran Casino (1947), Luis Buñuel restored his critical reputation with this harsh study of street poverty that earned him the best director prize at Cannes in 1951. Shot in only 21 days and brimming with shrewd humanity, this keenly observed film is not without its surreal moments. But for all its political awareness, this is not a blindly liberal portrait of the pitiless crime, sexual corruption and cruel intimidation that is part and parcel of slum life. Society may be culpable for their plight, but Roberto Cobo and Alfonso Mejia, as the two leaders of a gang of boys who wreak havoc across Mexico City, are by no means saints.

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Credits

Cast

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MotherEstela Inda
PedroAlfonso Mejía
JaiboRoberto Cobo
The lost boyJesús Navarro
The blind manMiguel Inclan
The young girlAlma Delia Fuentes
The principalFrancisco Jambrina

Crew

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DirectorLuis Buñuel

Details

Theatrical distributor
BFI
Released on
2007-02-16
Languages
Spanish
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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