Simón del desierto (Simon of the Desert) Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Simón del desierto (Simon of the Desert)

Forty minutes is more than enough screen time for Spanish director Luis Buñuel to state his case in Simon of the Desert. Claudio Brook portrays fifth-century Christian Simon (later St. Simon Stylites) who dispenses religious sagacity while standing on a tall column in the middle of the desert. Typical of Buñuel’s hatred of the Church, the Devil (Silvia Pinal) is a far more entertaining and articulate spokesperson for his point of view than Simon is for Christianity. An abrupt, ill-suited ending suggests that Buñuel either tired of the subject and wanted to move on to other things, or that he ran out of money and had to wrap before the process servers showed up. This Mexican film was originally titled Simon del Desierto. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Release date: Jan 1, 1965
Production Company: Criterion Collection
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Genre: Art House & International,Comedy,Drama,Science Fiction & Fantasy,Special Interest

Simón del desierto (Simon of the Desert) Caste and Crew
Director: Luis Buñuel
writer: Julio Alejandro,Luis Buñuel,Julio Alejandro Lobato
Claudio Brook,Silvia Pinal,Hortensia Santoveña,Enrique Álvarez Félix,Francisco Reiguera,Luis Aceves Castañeda,Antonio Bravo,Eduardo MacGregor,Enrique García Álvarez,Enrique del Castillo