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1950 | B/N | 82 min

The influence and power exerted by El Jaibo, leader of a street gang, leads his followers to immorality, delinquency and death. This peak work of Luis Buñuel has been declared "Memory of the World" by UNESCO.

Country: México
Direction: Buñuel; Luis
Script: Alcoriza; Luis, Buñuel; Luis
Production: Danciger; Óscar
Photography: Figueroa; Gabriel
Sound: B. Carles; José
Music: Halffter; Rodolfo, Pittaluga; Gustavo
Cast:Mejía; Alfonso, Cobo; Roberto, Inda; Stella, Inclán; Miguel, Fuentes; Alma Delia
Art direction:
Participation year at FICM: 2005

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