Cela s'appelle l'Aurore


Time Out says

Highly rated by the director himself, but poorly received and subsequently rarely shown, this is actually a beautifully made parable about commitment, and curiously one of Buñuel's most moving films. The setting is Corsica, where a sympathetic company doctor (Marchal) hides a sacked worker (Esposito) who has murdered their boss in revenge for the death of his sick wife. Typically for Buñuel, he offers no traditional moral structure, but a wealth of complex characters, including a police chief (Bertheau) who dislikes torture, decorates his office with Dali's 'Crucifixion', and reads Claudel.


Release details

102 mins

Cast and crew

Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel, Jean Ferry
Georges Marchal
Lucia Bosé
Nelly Borgeaud
Gianni Esposito
Julien Bertheau
Gaston Modot
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