About

After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a fiery 19-year-old flamenco dancer named Conchita. What follows is a tale of cruelty, depravity and lies -- the very building blocks of love.

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Directed by

Luis Buñuel

Written by

Jean-Claude Carrière (Screenplay)
Pierre Louÿs (Screenplay)
Luis Buñuel (Screenplay)

Runtime

103 minutes

Country

Spain, France

Language

French

Tagline

Luis Buñuel's masterpiece

Cast

Keywords

train love parent child relationship maid paris france independent film bomb humiliation mistake in person seville lausanne bucket

Photos

Lists

#545 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film