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Illusion Travels by Streetcar (1954)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Comedy, Drama, Action/Adventure
Release Date:August 18, 1977
Running time:90 minutes
Cast:Lilia Prado, Carlos Navarro, Fernando Soto, Agustín Isunza, Miguel Manzano
Director:Luis Bunuel
Producer:Ramon J. Aguirre
Writer:Luis Alcoriza, Juan de la Cabada
Distributor:Bauer International

Description: Seldom has there been a more descriptive and succinct film title than Illusion Travels by Streetcar. Luis Bunuel offers us nothing more or less than a series of hallucinatory images, experienced by two senior citizens while taking their last ride on the Mexico City public transit system. One of the more startling shots (though not the most) depicts slabs of raw meat dangling from the racks of the streetcar, in the manner of a mobile deep-freeze. Oddly enough, the film observes all commercial considerations; this is surrealism made palatable to even the most conservative of filmgoers. Illusion Travels by Streetcar was originally released as La Ilusion Viaja en Tranvia.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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