Los Olvidados

Los Olvidados

Director: Luis Buñuel Cast: Alfonso Mejia, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda

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Overview

Los Olvidados

The winner of two Cannes Film Festival awards, Luis Buñuel's Los Olvidados (aka The Forgotten Ones and The Young and the Damned) was the director's first international box-office success. Yet Buñuel showed no signs of curbing the outrageous iconoclasm that made him famous in Europe and South America; one of the more lasting images of the film is the clash-of-cultures shot of a glistening new skyscraper rising above the squalid slums of Mexico City. The story concerns a gang of juvenile delinquents, whose sole redeeming quality is their apparent devotion to one another. Part of the film's perverse fascination is watching Buñuel's street punks cause misery to those less fortunate. The audience immediately identifies with Pedro (Alfonso Mejía), the youngest gang member, who evinces a spark of decency; yet Pedro, like the others, remains a victim of circumstances far beyond his control. Throughout, Buñuel maintains an objective tone; it is our responsibility, not his, to judge the gang members. Seasoned with haunting dream sequences, Los Olvidados was the opening volley in what would turn out to be Buñuel's most creative period.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827142125
Original Release: 1950
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 14,899

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alfonso Mejia Pedro
Roberto Cobo Jaibo
Estela Inda Marta, Pedro's mother
Miguel Inclan Don Carrnelo, the blind man
Efrain Arauz Cacarizo
Alma Delia Fuentes Meche, the young girl
Mario Ramirez Julian's Father
Francisco Jambrina Farm School Director
Victor Manuel Mendoza Actor
Sergio Villareal Actor
Javier Amezcua Julian
Jesus Navarro The Lost Boy
Jorge Perez Pelon
Ernesto Alonso Narrator

Technical Credits
Luis Buñuel Director,Screenwriter
Luis Alcoriza Screenwriter
Oscar Dancigers Producer,Screenwriter
Gabriel Figueroa Cinematographer
Edward FitzGerald Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Rodolfo Halffter Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Sergio Kogan Producer
Carlos Savage Editor

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