About the film
ranch bus ride funeral race against time lawyer inheritance political campaign temptation deathbed temptress 1950s adult illiteracy
Mexican Bus Ride
Release Date: June 25, 1952
|Production Companies||:||Producciones Isla S.A.|
|Producers||:||Manuel Altolaguirre, Fidel Pizarro|
|Writers||:||Luis Buñuel, Juan de la Cabada, Juan de la Cabada, Manuel Altolaguirre, Manuel Altolaguirre, Manuel Reachi, Lilia Solano Galeana|
Newlywed Oliverio receives disturbing news that his mother is on her deathbed. He travels to a remote part of Mexico to fetch a lawyer who can sort out her will. Leaving his wife behind, he embarks on a bus ride that’s interrupted by an increasingly absurd series of episodes, including an impromptu birthday celebration; a one-legged man writhing in the mud; come-ons from an insatiable small-town belle, Raquel; and Oliverio’s frequent, Freudian nightmares.