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Simon of the Desert

1965 Rated NR 45m

Cinematic legend Luis Bunuel directs this absurdist short film that follows the travails of a pious Catholic man who sets out to prove his devotion to God by living atop a column for six years, six months and six days. Inspired by the tale of St. Simeon Stylites, Bunuel's satire takes square aim at the institution of religion - a recurring theme found in many of the director's most popular works, including The Exterminating Angel and L'Age d'Or.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; behind-the-scenes featurette; cast and crew interviews.