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The Brute The Brute

El Bruto El Bruto
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Bruto (Pedro Armendariz), a simple-minded strongman, is tasked by a ruthless landlord to clear a Mexico City slum of its denizens. His campaign includes cold intimidation and vicious attacks, one of which results in the death of an old man. His success earns him his master's gratitude as well as the unwanted attention of Palomar (Katy Jurado - Mr. Arkadin), the landlord's wife. However Bruto is distracted by his growing affection for Mechee (Rosa Arenas). She proves a calming influence and Bruto becomes progressively disillusioned at his task, all the more so upon learning that Mechee is the daughter of the man he killed.

Inspired by the success of Los Olvidados, El Bruto continues Luis Buñuel's examination of urban ghettos and the class tension that simmers within it. He is greatly aided by Pedro Armendariz (The Fugitive, From Russia With Love), whose powerful performance as Bruto embodies the contradictions that make this childlike thug a compelling character. Bruto (Pedro Armendariz), a simple-minded strongman, is tasked by a ruthless landlord to clear a Mexico City slum of its denizens. His campaign includes cold intimidation and vicious attacks, one of which results in the death of an old man. His success earns him his master's gratitude as well as the unwanted attention of Palomar (Katy Jurado - Mr. Arkadin), the landlord's wife. However Bruto is distracted by his growing affection for Mechee (Rosa Arenas). She proves a calming influence and Bruto becomes progressively disillusioned at his task, all the more so upon learning that Mechee is the daughter of the man he killed.

Inspired by the success of Los Olvidados, El Bruto continues Luis Buñuel's examination of urban ghettos and the class tension that simmers within it. He is greatly aided by Pedro Armendariz (The Fugitive, From Russia With Love), whose powerful performance as Bruto embodies the contradictions that make this childlike thug a compelling character.

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SKU 711969115499
Year 1953
Director Luis Buñuel
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Mr Bongo Films
Colour B & W
Subtitles English
Language(s) Spanish
Running time 77 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 12

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