The Young One

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Mexico / USA, 1960, 96 min


One of only two films shot by Bunuel in English, this provocative film is a mesmerizing story of power, deception and manipulatio set on a remote island off the Carolina coast. Falsely accused of a crime and on the run, an African/American musician (BERNIE HAMILTON) crosses paths with the island's game warden, a prejudiced man (ZACHARY SCOTT) determined to win the love of a naive teenage girl who instead shows affection for the fugitive. (official distributor synopsis)


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English I was a bit nervous about what to expect from Luis Buñuel, but this is completely different than I thought. Above all, it is not surrealistic, but a completely realistic film with a very powerful message. The characters are wonderfully performed and it demonstrates that prejudice and hatred are strong driving forces. But it is possible, maybe sometimes they do not prevail. ()