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The Young One

Luis Bunuel's rarely-seen gem (and one of only two films he made in English) takes his oft-expressed themes of morality and sexual perversity and relocates them to the South of the United States. Evvie is a young girl on the brink of womanhood who lives with her grandfather, Pee-Wee, on a rural property presided over by the gamekeeper, Miller. Pee-Wee dies suddenly, leaving Evvie in Miller's care: an unwilling object of his sexual affections. When Traver, a black musician from the North who has been falsely accused of raping a white woman, happens upon Evvie, he is compelled to help her escape Miller's lecherous control.

Year: 1961
Genre: Art House Cinema, Classic Drama, Racial Intolerance, Classic Cinema
Country: Mexico, USA
Director: Luis Bunuel
Starring: Claudio Brook, Zachary Scott, Key Meersman, Bernie Hamilton
Duration: 96 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Contains sexual abuse themes
7.5/10
Location in store: Art House Cinema

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