The Castle of Purity (El Castillo de la pureza) (1973)

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In this disturbing drama, a father, seeking to protect his family from the evils of the outside world, locks them away in his ancestral home for eighteen years. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
Rating:
R
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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One of the best Mexican films, if not the best, marks the debut of the great Diana Bracho who would later become the country's most versatile actress. Probably the only Ripstein film where he's actually restrained, under control and without falling into his usual excesses that would be the trademark of his highly irregular filmography. The film has almost a poetic visual quality about the suffocation of a family being trapped in a house by his psychotic patriarch. Based on a real story.

Ernesto Sanchez
Ernesto Sanchez
½

While the similarities to the academy award nominated Greek film 'Dogtooth' are disturbing. The tone of this film is alot more serious and doesn't go for shock effect. The performance by Claudio Brook as the husband and father of the family is all kinds of messed up. His obvious mental illness is disturbing to watch because you never know when he's going to act out on his family. The rat poison, the constant pounding rain, the punishment cells, all of it is so damn heavy. When the film ended i launched out of my seat just so i could feel that i got away from the situation this family was in.

Paul Pastoor
Paul Pastoor
½

While the similarities to the academy award nominated Greek film 'Dogtooth' are disturbing. The tone of this film is alot more serious and doesn't go for shock effect. The performance by Claudio Brook as the husband and father of the family is all kinds of messed up. His obvious mental illness is disturbing to watch because you never know when he's going to act out on his family. The rat poison, the constant pounding rain, the punishment cells, all of it is so damn heavy. When the film ended i launched out of my seat just so i could feel that i got away from the situation this family was in.

Paul Pastoor
Paul Pastoor

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