The last film of Luis Buñuel's “commercial” Mexican period (1955, 89 min.), Archibaldo shows the master working without the complete freedom he was granted later on. But Buñuel is still able to put some bizarre—and very funny—personal touches on this story of a man obsessed with the idea that the music box he owned as a child has the power to kill. In Spanish with subtitles.
By Dave Kehr