Death in the Garden

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1956
  • Label: Microcinema
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio commentary by film scholar Ernesto R. Acevedo-Munoz
    • New video interviews with actor Michel Piccoli and film scholar Victor Fuentes
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English

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Directed by

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 08/26/1977
"...Full of marvelous, uniquely Buñelian moments..."
New York Times - 11/13/2009
"Like many of Bunuel's Mexican films DEATH IN THE GARDEN works at once as a commercial genre picture and as a clandestine act of social subversion."

Product Description:

A wandering adventurer comes across an Amazonian village just as a riot is breaking out over the government's nationalization of the diamond mines. Escaping in a boat with an old prospector, his deaf-mute daughter and a French prostitute, the man and his new cohorts journey into the jungle where primordial forces bring out their true natures.

Plot Synopsis:

Although it has much in common with adventure films, Luis Bunuel's "Death in the Garden" offers a subtle examination of some of his favorite themes: religion, betrayal and greed.
Set in a South American country where mining is a major source of income, the drama examines what happens when the repressive government tries to revoke the claims staked by some poor prospectors. After the edict leads to a violent revolt, a diverse group, which includes a prostitute, miners, a priest, a trader and a deaf-mute girl, tries to escape through the jungle.
As frequently happens in the Bunuelian world, the individuals break down under pressure in ways both selfish and noble.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Jungle | On-The-Run | Prostitution | Theatrical Release

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  • UPC: 880198096890
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