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Simon of the Desert [Criterion Collection] - Luis Bu˝uel
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Forty minutes is more than enough screen time for Spanish director Luis Bu˝uel to state his case in Simon of the Desert. Claudio Brook portrays fifth-century Christian Simon (later St. Simon Stylites) who dispenses religious sagacity while standing on a tall column in the middle of the desert. Typical of Bu˝uel's hatred of the Church, the Devil (Silvia Pinal) is a far more entertaining and articulate spokesperson for his point of view than Simon is for Christianity. An abrupt, ill-suited ending suggests that Bu˝uel either ...

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Simon of the Desert [Criterion Collection] 2009, Gustavo Aristriste

UPC: 715515042017

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