Luis Bunuel - Susana (1950) - DVD
1950 / 82 minutes / Spanish with English subtitles / Mono audio / 1.33 : 1 Black & White / DVD PAL Multi Region / Rating 12 / MRBDVD030
Susana (Rosita Quintana) finds her desperate prayers answered when she escapes from Mexico’s State Reformatory and lands up at a country ranch. Offered a second chance, she’s accepted as a maid by the Guadalupe family; her beauty making her an inescapable object of desire to the men of the house. All of them - the uncouth ranch foreman Jesús (Luis Lopez Somoza), the Guadalupe patriarch (Fernando Soler) and his bookish son Alberto (Victor Manuel Mendoza) – are ensnared by her mere presence in their stifling middle-class home. Thrilled by the power she wields over the men, Susana manipulates her admirers against each other in the hope that the fittest survivor would provide her with the best comforts.