About

Tristana is a young Spanish woman left to the care of Don Lope, a protective but impoverished aristocrat. Don sells his possessions to avoid manual labor and champions the causes of the dispossessed and downtrodden of society. He takes advantage of the vulnerable Tristana, who leaves him when she falls in love with Horacio. Unable to commit to him, she returns to Don Lope when she falls ill. He as...

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Directed by

Luis Buñuel

Written by

Luis Buñuel (Screenstory)
Julio Alejandro (Writer)
Benito Pérez Galdós (Novel)

Runtime

95 minutes

Country

Italy, Spain, France

Language

Spanish

Tagline

Somewhere between the innocent girl and the not so innocent mistress is the bizarre, sensuous story of Tristana

Cast

Keywords

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