Death in the Garden

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"Torrid!… Tantalizing!… Tempestuous!…"
  • NR
  • 1956
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 6.7  (2,553)

In the 1956 film "Death in the Garden," a group of outcasts seek refuge in a remote South American village as a revolution rages around them. The film stars French actress Simone Signoret, Georges Marchal, and Charles Vanel. The film opens with a group of European travelers who have arrived in a remote mining village in the jungle. They have come to see the mines, but tensions are high due to a worker uprising. The local military commander, Captain Ferrero (Georges Marchal), warns them that it is too dangerous to stay and that they should leave immediately. However, the group's mule driver, Shark (Charles Vanel), convinces them to stay and even goes so far as to steal their passports to prevent them from leaving.

As the conflict between the workers and the military escalates, the travelers find themselves trapped in the village. The group consists of Shark, a prostitute named Djin (Simone Signoret), and a naive priest named Father Lizardi. They are joined by a fugitive named Chark (Paul Frankeur), who is wanted for murder, and a drunken diamond prospector named Castin (Michel Piccoli).

The group's situation becomes increasingly dire as the military starts to close in. They must flee into the jungle and face the dangers of the unknown terrain. Along the way, they encounter indigenous tribes, fight off wild animals, and struggle to survive in an environment that is completely alien to them.

Despite the odds against them, the group's members begin to bond and form a tight-knit community, relying on each other for survival. Djin, in particular, emerges as a strong and resilient leader, using her wits and resourcefulness to keep the group alive.

As they travel deeper into the jungle, the group discovers a hidden valley that is home to a secret religious cult. Here, they must navigate a complex web of allegiances and alliances if they hope to make it out alive.

"Death in the Garden" is a taut and suspenseful adventure film that explores the themes of survival, community, and human nature. The film is notable for its stunning location shots of the South American jungle and for the powerful performances of its cast, particularly Simone Signoret as the tough and resourceful Djin. Director Luis Buñuel infuses the film with his trademark surrealism, creating a dreamlike atmosphere that heightens the tension and makes for a haunting and unforgettable cinematic experience.

In summary, "Death in the Garden" is a must-see film for fans of adventure and suspense, as well as anyone interested in the human condition and the extremes of survival. With its stunning imagery and powerful performances, it remains a timeless classic of cinema.

Death in the Garden is a 1956 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

Death in the Garden
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    1 hr 39 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (2,553)