Viva la Muerte

Viva la Muerte

Director: Fernando Arrabal

Cast: Anouk Ferjac, Nuria Espert

     
 

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This is an extremely violent, gory, and surreal meditation on the life of a young lad during the time of the Spanish Civil War, as he attempts to find out what happened to his father, who has disappeared. It turns out that his mother, devout in her loyalty to the Falange, has turned him in as a leftist. Multiple scenes involve castration and the consumption of

Overview

This is an extremely violent, gory, and surreal meditation on the life of a young lad during the time of the Spanish Civil War, as he attempts to find out what happened to his father, who has disappeared. It turns out that his mother, devout in her loyalty to the Falange, has turned him in as a leftist. Multiple scenes involve castration and the consumption of testicles, in one case by a victimized priest. The grotesquery includes a fantasy scene of a city swamped in the boy's urine, the mother having a bowel movement over the head of his father, and a deeply Oedipal scene with the boy, a bull and his mother. Not for the faint of heart, this film achieved cult status in New York City shortly after its release.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/29/2007
UPC:
0881190001394
Original Release:
1971
Source:
Cult Epics
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:27:00
Sales rank:
58,215

Special Features

New Digital transfer; Interview with Fernando Arrabal; Lobbycard gallery; Theatrical trailer; Scene selection; 6-page liner notes; 16x9 widescreen version

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Viva La Muerte
1. Credits/Dessins Topor [3:51]
2. Viva La Muerte! [1:36]
3. Mama [3:11]
4. Penance [3:25]
5. Aeroplane [3:46]
6. Papa's Arrest [6:14]
7. Communion [2:49]
8. Grandpapa [4:33]
9. Civil War [4:28]
10. Bathing [2:22]
11. School Time [6:23]
12. Grandpapa's Death [7:14]
13. Flagellation [9:04]
14. Mother's Betrayal [6:52]
15. Fando's Sickness [8:20]
16. Confession [6:30]
17. Operation [2:52]
18. Fin [2:24]
1. The Panic Movement [2:58]
2. Autobiographical [1:33]
3. Filmmaking [1:22]
4. Location [2:15]
5. Shocking Images [2:40]
6. My Father [2:48]
7. Music [4:07]

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