Les Hurdes (Land Without Bread) (1933) - Rotten Tomatoes

Les Hurdes (Land Without Bread) (1933)

Les Hurdes (Land Without Bread)





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A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Horror, Art House & International
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Critic Reviews for Les Hurdes (Land Without Bread)

All Critics (4)

Luis Bu˝uel at his most vehement

Full Review… | May 21, 2011

Bunuel's only documentary, a savage critique of life in the impoverished Las Hurdes section of Spain.

Full Review… | November 12, 2004

Today, Las Hurdes is remembered less for its politicized images than it is for Bu˝uel parodic manipulation of documentary style.

Full Review… | April 28, 2002
Slant Magazine

August 22, 2012

Audience Reviews for Les Hurdes (Land Without Bread)


It's not necessarily a great piece of film, it just happens to capture cynicism very well. I respect the brave film making and the bizarre sense of humor because it really does exploit an entire community without any compassion.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

Astonishing. Bunuel messes with the documentary with very entertaining and surreal results. One of my favorite directors of all time.

Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer


A classic documentary from surrealist filmmaker Luis Bunuel, that is disturbing and highly interesting, although it feels a bit longer than a 30 minute film should...

Joshua G.
Joshua Gonsalves

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