El (This Strange Passion) (Torments)
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El (This Strange Passion) (Torments)
One of Luis Bunuel's best films, this is a strong indictment of religious repression. When a man who has remained chaste through his entire life becomes hopelessly enamored of a woman he sees in church, he woes her away from her current lover and marries her. Torn between an obsessive passion for her and a logic-obliterating jealousy of everyone he sees, he destroys the relationship he so desperately wants to cement. He retreats to a monastery, where he is visited years later by his ex-wife and her child. What she discovers about this man's obsessiveness is a frightening look at the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The hero's wonderful crooked walk in the final shot seems the perfect emblem of Bunuel's own sly subversion in adverse circumstances."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Fascinating Mexican Bunuel film"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A melodrama of derangement and a derangement of melodrama, Buñuel's study of churning jealousy lays bare the torment behind aristocratic chauvinism"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Released at the pinnacle of his prolific Mexican period, Él (This Strange Passion) remains one of Buñuel's crowning achievements."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Abraçando o expressionismo como instrumento fundamental para representar o protagonista, Buñuel fascina com suas rimas visuais e temáticas."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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