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Kenneth McMahonUtterly fantastic nightmare sequence.
MarazmatiqueWiki, concerning an alternative ending:
At the International Cinematographic Festival in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, on February 3, 2011, the last surviving member of the cast, Alfonso Mejia (Pedro), introduced the alternative ending to the film.
According to Mejia, Buñuel was "pressured by the censorship in México, and urged to film an alternative ending, a conventional ending, to maintain the image of a progressive Mexico, where no one was poor or illiterate" (you can view the interview here).
The alternative ending begins with El Jaibo and Pedro fighting on an abandoned warehouse. Pedro pushes El Jaibo from the roof, where he falls to his death. Pedro frisks the body for the money El Jaibo stole from him (in contrast to the original ending, where Pedro is murdered by El Jaibo). Pedro returns to the farm school with the money that the principal entrusted to him.
heat_an absolute masterpiece. pretty disturbing though. all the characters let you down again and again. and if otherwise that is surely not enough to get back to surface.
CeyyhunDistrubingly brilliant. Can sense Buñuel touches all over the movie.
Duke of OmniumNot the most depressing thing I've ever seen (that 'honor' would go to Lilya 4-ever or possibly Osama), but relentlessly grim, right to the end.
eduaudyThe ending scene is just.. flawless
iCheckFilmsTruly awesome. My introduction to Buñuel. Will be watching more of his movies in the coming days.
The disclaimer (nothing being fictitious) and introduction (not an optimistic take - it's reality) makes it all the more important.
RohitLuis Buñuel kicks so much ass
Seba237An story so real that hurts.
KekoJonesYeah, the nightmare sequence is one of the best scenes I've ever seen!
ClassicLadyThose poor children. I wanted to hug each one of them no matter how "bad" they were. Poverty is hell. It makes people feel and do all kinds of things they would never think to do otherwise. The dream sequence in the movie was wonderfully unexpected. The photography, clean and crisp. Not as brutal as I expected but I did have to turn away during the animal beatings/killings.
kidijsThis is the most depressing movie I've ever seen.
juanittomxReally crude, and yes a memory of city that was and not exist anymore. Don't miss the alternative end wich was made to please the audience but fortunately it wasn't selected.
DieguitoA real story from "la calle", it happens everyday in underdevelop countries.. The movie from Buñuel that most makes logical sense.
Matt AddisDamn. That was bleak
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