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Title Terre sans pain [videorecording] / Pierre Braunberger présente ; a documentaire de Luis Buñuel.

Published [Northcote, Vic.] : Umbrella Entertainment [distributor], c2009.


Location Call No. Status
Uniform title Tierra sin pan (Motion picture)
Physical description 1 videodisc (28 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes This disc is in PAL format and will not play in standard North American DVD players.
Credits Written and directed by Luis Buñuel ; photography, Eli Lotar ; collaborators: Pierre Unik, Sánchez Ventura.
Notes "DAVID1153".
Based on the book "Land without bread" by Maurice Legendre.
Includes special features: "A Propósito de Buñuel (2000, 99 min.), a detailed chronicle of Bunuel's life and art, including interviews held across Spain, France, Mexico and the U.S.
Originally released in 1933 as a motion picture.
Performers Commentary by Luis Buñuel, Pierre Unik and Rafael Sánchez Ventura.
Summary "Bunuel's only documentary depicts Las Hurdes: an isolated, impoverished Spanish community. Houses have no windows and most of its 6,000 inhabitants have never eaten bread. The only water sources are mosquito-filled creeks. Malnutrition and lack of hygiene are responsible for diseases, while intermarriage and incest results in retardation and dwarfism. Most of the townspeople will eat, sleep, and die in the same room and the Church is the centre of their lives. Las Hurdes reprises the director's fascination with human cruelty and the corruption of the Catholic Church. Bunuel allows the images to speak for themselves, with unflinching commentary by poet Pierre Unik as an adjunct.The film was immediately banned in Spain"--Container.
Audience Censorship classification: M.
System notes DVD, PAL ; Region 4 ; full frame ; Dolby digital mono.
Language notes In French with English subtitles.
Other author Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983.
Braunberger, Pierre, 1905-1990.
Legendre, Maurice. Land without bread, aut.
Unik, Pierre, 1909-1945.
Umbrella Entertainment (Firm)
Subject Poor -- Spain -- Hurdes Region -- 20th century -- Personal narratives.
Poverty -- Spain -- Hurdes Region -- 20th century.
Hurdes Region (Spain) -- 20th century -- Social conditions.
Documentary films.
Variant Title Title from English subtitles: Land without bread
Title on container: Las Hurdes
Other title A propósito de Buñuel.
Publisher Number DAVID1153 Umbrella