amazingly grotesque, full of sexual references, full of influence and really influencial to other directors (brutti sporchi i cattivi is the best example) this man was a genius. The only reason i don't rate 5/5 it's maybe because of the ending, i was hopefull that Pedro wouldn't die, it really shocked me, although .. a masterpiece.
This has definitely become my favourite film by Buñuel. it's odd how much it resembles Italian neorealist films (Buñuel being famous for his surrealism) but it's definitely one of the harshest comments in the decade about poverty, marginality and their consequences. It's also interesting to see a film that reflects the Latin American situation at the time.
There is no justice! Does this have to do with decades of imperialism and rape in Mexico? Everything in this film is dead end, there is no yellow brick road to be seen!
Una de las mayores joyas de Buñuel. El México desgarrado y subterráneo que nadie quería ver.
Emma Sordo's class at Florida International University is showing this fillm. Does anyone know where I can find this film online?
Bunuel's masterpiece is possibly the best urban crime film ever, a devastating and graphic depiction of poverty and juvenile delinquency in Mexico City. Peppered with the director's signature dream sequences, this is one of the most unforgettable, influential, and under-seen films of all time.
I almost did not recognise this under its translated title, it is almost universally known as Los Olvidados! I had the pleasure of seeing a screening of this in Bristol several years ago and it is surely one of the most powerful films I have ever seen. I have never seen a better film dealing with the same subject