This film begins with a surreal take on Adam and Eve featuring two naked young children frolicking in a beachfront Eden.
From there the action switches to the interior of a dark castle where the freaky aristocrat Don Jacobo presides over a bizarre procession of monks and assorted mystics. The Don’s son Cristian falls in love with the alluring Angela, who comes from a middle class family living nearby. The Don strongly forbids the union before unexpectedly dropping dead, seemingly allowing Cristian and Angela to pursue their passions unabated.
Mexican director or cinematographer of most of the Mexican surrealist movies of the 70s, including Jodorowsky’s movies, after which he made a series of short rare movies and documentaries and faded into obscurity. His trademarks include a penchant for open, stark or desolate natural scenery and settings, including ruins and poor villages, and heavy usage of religious symbolism. His own movies often empathize with poor and downtrodden Mexicans, and attempt at raising national pride and solidarity. In addition to his own movies, this page also lists other movies he was involved in as cinematographer. —thelastexit.net