DVD Viridiana [DVD] [1996] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 50765),
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Viridiana [DVD] [1996] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Viridiana is a novice on the verge of taking her vows when she visits her uncle Don Jaime's farm. Still pining for his wife who died on their wedding night, Don Jaime is struck by Viridiana's resemblance to her. He drugs Viridiana and attempts to rape her. Later on Don Jaime confesses to her what he tried to do, but soon hangs himself, humiliated by his own atrocious behavior. Viridiana inherits his farm and in an act of charity, opens it up to a marauding troupe of beggars. To her dismay, they ruin the main house in a wild orgy culminating in a gross parody of the Last Supper. Upon its release in 1961, VIRIDIANA was condemned by the Church, banned in Spain, awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and admired by film audiences the world over.

    Cannes Palme d'Or 1961

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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): VIR040

  • Credits
    Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, Margarita Lozano
  • Critic Reviews
    "[A] typically classy, high-def digital Criterion Collection entry..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "The first of three Bunuel classics starring the Mexican superstar Silvia Pinal, it is still remarkably brisk and fresh and nasty."
    Premiere

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