Nazarin (1958)

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One of cinema's true innovators, Luis Buñuel takes a Spanish novel about a Don Quixote-like priest who is ridiculed for following the path of Christ, and brilliantly transposes it to turn-of-the-century Mexico. When he is defrocked for championing a prostitute and an outcast, Don Nazario takes to the road with the two women, living out his ideals until they are smashed by an uncaring world. "A masterpiece that reveals the human condition and shows us a way to surpass it. Buñuel's film unfolds under the double arch of beauty and rebellion.

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Critic Reviews for Nazarin

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

It is so grim that it lacks even the energy to present itself dramatically.

May 9, 2005 | Full Review…

It lacks his brilliant wit and seems much less adventurous than his 60s masterpieces.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

The film is beautiful, with all Builuel's peculiar sensuality in the face of things, which he can make, like faces, extraordinary and eloquent, ceaselessly expregsive and pregnant with this or that.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

A film of inner and outer wounds

Jun 14, 2015 | Full Review…

A very straightforward film for Buñuel.

Feb 3, 2012 | Full Review…

Perhaps the most accomplished and difficult of Luis Buñuel's Mexican films.

Dec 19, 2007 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Nazarin

½

one of buñuel's greatest mexican films, or let's just say greatest films. far more compassion than i was expecting from the great cynic in a religious setting and a great performance by paco rabal. open to many interpretations

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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Dig up your hole Virgin Mary, Mother Teresa is waiting for you and her beloved prince-charming is standing aside!!!
Act 5 over, Scene 5 over, don't you worry Nazarin, your time hasn't come just yet...

Dimitris Springer
Dimitris Springer

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½

Only Buñuel's boundless brilliance and cynicism could achieve this mischievous, thought-provoking drama. A sad testament of what happens inside nearly all religious groups, only very few practice what they preach.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

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