El bruto | Chicago Reader

El bruto

Pedro, an enthusiastic young butcher nicknamed “the Brute,” leaves the slaughterhouse to work as a rent collector for a Mexico City slumlord. But the slumlord's wife is so impressed by his physical prowess (he kills a delinquent tenant with one blow) that she takes him on as her lover. Katy Jurado and Pedro Armendariz star in this 1952 production from Luis Buñuel's Mexican period. 83 min.

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