Cela S'Appelle L'Aurore (1956)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Social Problem Film  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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Luis Buñuel's Cela S'Appelle L'Aurore was briefly released in English-speaking countries as That is the Dawn. The story concerns a humane doctor (Georges Marchal) who is aghast at how the residents of a small Island near Corsica are being exploited by a cruel factory owner. Unfortunately, the doctor is unable to extend his concern to his wife, who walks out on him. The arrival of a beautiful stranger (Lucia Bose) and the death of a close friend galvanize the doctor into taking direct action against the villain. The film's anti-capitalist, anti-aristocracy stance is very much in keeping with Buñuel's better-known works. Even so, Cela S'Appelle L'Aurore is a more conventional film than one might expect from its director.

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against-all-odds, against-the-system, business, corruption, death, doctor/nurse, exploitation, factory, friendship, humanity, oppression, owner, stranger, wife