Directed by Luis Bunuel and released in its home country of Spain in 1961.
Probably the best portrayal of virtue and piety gobbled up into 90 minutes that there ever has been. No matter how nice, Godly, or whatever, you profess to be or which others may think of you, there will always be someone to take advantage of it.
Unfortunately Silvia Pinal’s character, like most, couldn’t hack it and decided to throw herself into the loving embraces which she desperately craved throughout the entire picture. It’s not surprising though, really, considering how self-centred those homeless people were. Fortunately for us though, these predicaments provide a slick ending that, despite however thrown together it may have been, leaves one more perplexed than one could’ve been at any other point during the film.
The more of Bunuel’s films I see the more I absolutely adore his work. Not that I didn’t adore his work before, but now that I’ve truly begun to look deeper into his soul via his work I think it’s safe to say that it’s only now that I truly have appreciated the work.