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Viridinia is preparing to start her life as a nun when she is sent, somewhat unwillingly, to visit to her aging uncle, Don Jaime. He supports her; but the two have met only once. Jaime thinks Viridinia resembles his dead wife. Virdinia has secretly despised this man all her life and finds her worst fears proven when Jaime grows determined to seduce his pure niece. Viridinia becomes undone as her u...

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Directed by

Luis Buñuel

Written by

Luis Buñuel (Screenplay)
Julio Alejandro (Screenplay)
Benito Pérez Galdós (Novel)

Runtime

90 minutes

Country

Spain, Mexico

Language

Spanish

Tagline

We've got nothing to hide...

Cast

Keywords

orphan faith lie nun rural setting wine uncle convent guilt novice devoutness mother superior vow

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