The Brute(El Bruto)

  • Dir: Luis Buñuel

  • Mexico, 1953, Spanish, 83mins, DCP

  • Cast: Pedro Armendáriz, Katy Jurado, Rosita Arenas

When a greedy landlord fails to evict his slum tenants for plans to build a house for himself, he hires slaughterhouse worker Pedro, nicknamed El Bruto, to terrorise the residents. However, Pedro changes his ways when he falls for one of the residents. Katy Jurado steals the show as the landlord’s fiery young wife whom Pedro has an affair with. At the core of this melodramatic narrative is a potent social commentary about greed and toxicity of masculinity. It may not look exclusively ‘Buñuelian,’ but its powerful images including a night-time chase sequence are unforgettable.


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