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Simon of the Desert

  • Film

Time Out says

Short, sharp and astounding, this film provides a teasing bridge between the Old Testament Buñuel of Nazarin and Viridiana, and the new - Belle de Jour and Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. Simon Stylites, literally perched on a pedestal, is assailed by a cynical dwarf and a series of temptations (including Silvia Piñal and some vintage surrealist images) before being swept, like King Kong, from timelessness to the cacophony of modern New York. Not a very reassuring vision, but worth 45 minutes of any sceptic's time.
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Release Details

  • Rated:12A
  • Duration:45 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Luis Buñuel
  • Screenwriter:Luis Buñuel
  • Cast:
    • Claudio Brook
    • Silvia Piñal
    • Hortensia Santovana
    • Jesús Fernández
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