Los olvidados (1950) AKA The Young and the Damned

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Hell-bent on revenge, cocky reform-school runaway El Jaibo returns to his old neighborhood in post-World-War-II Mexico City’s poor and squalid slums, to reunite with his faithful gang of juvenile delinquents and street urchins. However, as the dangerous ringleader lives and breathes retribution, his destructive obsession to find the informant who supposedly sent him to jail will intricately interweave his bitter fate with that of Pedro, his weak, unwitting accessory, in a despicable act of pure evil. In the end, are humans inherently good or bad? Is immorality contingent with society?

Director: Luis Buñuel. AKA The Young and the Damned
Writers: Luis Alcoriza, Max Aub, Luis Buñuel, Juan Larrea, Pedro de Urdimalas.
Stars: Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán, Alfonso Mejía, Roberto Cobo, Alma Delia Fuentes, Francisco Jambrina, Jesús Garcia, Efraín Arauz, Sergio Virel, Jorge Pérez, Javier Amézcua, Mario Ramírez.

1951 Cannes Film Festival – Winner Best Director.
1951 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Grand Prize of the Festival.

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6 Comments

  1. Tassos Rigopoulos
    March 10, 2022
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    Finally, a good-looking, subtitled copy of this masterpiece. Thank you so much, Jon!

  2. gramsci
    March 11, 2022
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    fantastic addition!

  3. Eric L
    March 12, 2022
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    Oh, yes. Thank you very much.

  4. Mark Deming
    March 22, 2022
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    This is the best looking transfer of this film I’ve ever seen. Thanks so much for posting one of Bunuel’s most important works.

  5. Tron X
    March 24, 2022
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    One of the only Buñuel movies I haven’t seen, because it’s been so hard to find. Thank you!

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