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Death in the Garden

La mort en ce jardin

Directed by Luis Buñuel
France, Mexico, 1956
  • French
  • English


Amid a revolution in a South American mining outpost, a band of fugitives – a roguish adventurer, a local prostitute, a priest, an aging diamond miner, and his deaf-mute daughter – are forced to flee for their lives into the jungle.

Our take

Shot in brilliant Eastmancolor and featuring a star-studded cast, Death in the Garden is a pulsating adventure film alive with gradually dawning surrealist gestures from director Luis Buñuel.

Death in the Garden Directed by Luis Buñuel

Critics reviews

…The animal theme that we find again in The Brute as well as in Death in the Garden (the stunning fauna in the jungle, the boa constrictor, the cat, the plane, etc.) and all the other Mexican and French films is charged with a terrible meaning. The animal – a soulless being that strolls through events and things of the universe without understanding anything – singularly recalls the contradictions of our own existence.
November 01, 1956
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