Condition: 100% brand new with Deluxe packing
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English, French & Chinese ( Removable)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Region Code: 0
Starring (Main Casts): Alturo de Cordova
Directors: Luis Bunuel
Also Known As This Strange Passion France released: In El, it is director Luis Bunuel's contention that uncontrollable insanity can grow within even the most rational of men. Spanish aristocratic Arturo de Cordova, outwardly the picture of courtly charm, marries lovely Delia Garces, who is much younger than he. From the honeymoon onward, Cordova imagines that his bride's former lover is spying on them. The middle-aged groom's lunacy blossoms, until he is prepared to literally sew his young bride up lest she be accessible to others. Historian William K. Everson hit the nail on the head when he described El as "the most clinical dissection yet of a paranoic's descent into total madness". Another critic has succinctly described the protagonist as "an Othello with the hero as his own Iago." ---- This Mexican-filmed black comedy (distributed in the U.S. seven years after its initial 1955 release date) is one of the very characteristic works of director Luis Buuel. The film begins with Archibaldo (Ernesto Alonso) being triggered by a music box into a lengthy reminiscence of his childhood. It was an average, everyday incident, one that undoubtedly has occurred to us all: Archibaldo was caught dressing up in his mother's clothes by his governess, who was then instantly killed by a revolutionary's bullet before she could tell on him. The experience proved to be Archibaldo's "first rush," and he spends the rest of his life trying to re-create the sexual euphoria of that moment -- by murdering attractive women. Buuel's characteristic perverse black humor then adds a twist, which prevents Archibaldo from fulfilling his desires. Perverse, but darkly funny, Ensayo de un Crimen is a slyly shocking delight.