SKU 6477

EL RIO Y LA MUERTE (The River and Death) (1955) * with switchable English subtitles *

Directed by Luis Buñuel Written by Luis Alcoriza, Luis Alcoriza Produced by J. Ramón Aguirre, Armando Orive Alba Columba Domínguez – Mercedes Miguel Torruco – Felipe Anguiano Joaquín Cordero – Gerardo Anguiano Jaime Fernández – Romulo Menchaca Víctor Alcocer – Polo Menchaca Silvia Derbez – Elsa José Elías Moreno – Don Nemesio Carlos Martínez Baena – Don Julian Alfredo Varela – Chinelas (as Alfredo Varela Jr.) Miguel Manzano – don Anselmo

A small town by the shore of a deep, dark river is ruled by Death. Its people live by a code of honor, that encourages them to take revenge for any form of insult, no matter how insignificant. A seemingly never ending blood feud ravages the town, as the men, one by one, kill each other proudly, embracing their acts of murder with a sense of mission. Vengeance is considered not so much a crime as an act of courage. However, if a murderer manages to escape without being killed, he's banished from the town and left with no option but to cross the river and to live on the desolate, opposite shore. The dead are also taken across the river, inside their coffins and buried in a distant cemetery. Few are those who oppose this violent way of life and little is what they can do about it. Gerardo, a young man of modern thought, who has studied medicine in the nearest big city, must return to his hometown and try to put an end to this delirious, anachronistic, macho gun culture.

DVD-R is in Spanish with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 91 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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