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Cela s'appelle l'aurore (That is the Dawn) (1956)





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Luis Buñuel's Cela S'Appelle L'Aurore was briefly released in English-speaking countries as That is the Dawn. The story concerns a humane doctor (Georges Marchal) who is aghast at how the residents of a small Island near Corsica are being exploited by a cruel factory owner. Unfortunately, the doctor is unable to extend his concern to his wife, who walks out on him. The arrival of a beautiful stranger (Lucia Bose) and the death of a close friend galvanize the doctor into taking direct action against the villain. The film's anti-capitalist, anti-aristocracy stance is very much in keeping with Buñuel's better-known works. Even so, Cela S'Appelle L'Aurore is a more conventional film than one might expect from its director. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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Only a few Bunuels left that I hadn't seen. It's hard for me to say I've seen this one, though... the subtitles were really rough and very much out of sync. Still, I managed to get the gist of it. Nice guy doctor, boring wife, intriguing mistress, asshole factory owner, exploited worker. Kind of a ho-hum melodrama but the camerawork was nice and the performances seemed pretty good. One of his least "Bunuel" movies, but you see parts of him shining through. Not one of his best, but he definitely did worse.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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