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Los Olvidados

Film is an objective, unrelenting closeup of life among some delinquents in a Mexican slum.

With:
Alfonso Mejia Roberto Cobo Estela Inda Miguel Inclan Efrain Arauz Mario Ramirez

Film is an objective, unrelenting closeup of life among some delinquents in a Mexican slum.

Director Luis Bunuel, famous for his surrealist pix, has cast his eye on a cancerous aspect of society, and made a jolting pic. Boys are presented as a group who grow up without any moral conceptions or responsibilities. Film offers no hope except in sweeping social changes.

Bunuel has filled his pic with such symbols as a terrifying blind man, donkeys bearing dead bodies, and bloody battles. Gabriel Figueroa gives it a fine contrasty lensing that helps mood. Acting by a group of unknowns is uniformly good.

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Los Olvidados

Mexico

Production: Ultramar. Director Luis Bunuel; Producer Oscar Dancigers; Screenplay Luis Bunuel, Luis Alcoriza; Camera Gabriel Figueroa; Editor Carlos Savage; Music Rodolfo Halffter; Art Director Edward Fitzgerald

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1950. Running time: 88 MIN.

With: Alfonso Mejia Roberto Cobo Estela Inda Miguel Inclan Efrain Arauz Mario Ramirez

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