Oeuvre somme toute intéressante de la période mexicaine du réalisateur, souvent mal accueillie par la critique de l'époque et d'ailleurs mésestimée par son propre géniteur qui avait prévu un épilogue beaucoup moins idyllique et idéologiquement bien plus déstabilisant que celui de la pseudo-harmonie familiale à nouveau retrouvée... www.cinefiches.com
A spy enters the house of love and removes the masks of many men with unsavoury agendas. But at the end of the day they all revert to their platonic ideals, turning their eyes from the baseness that revealed itself. Such is the life of the elite. This satire lacks the incisiveness of Bunuel's best works and has some slightly dubious character motives.
Not the Buñuel I'm used to, but certainly not bad by any means! As a melodrama, it works beautifully with great actors and visuals. The whipping scene was fantastic and made me giggle. Also I loved the end. Reminded me of the end to The Last Laugh, completely mocking the audience. Good stuff!
A good melodrama. The performances are very good, especially from the women. Buñuel and the other crew's technical mastery is the standout. The cinematography is interesting, and has moments of near perfection, like when three men are standing outside Susana's room looking at her shadow in the window during a storm. There is obvious studio interference in regards to themes, but overall it's a good melodrama.