Modern Languages Film Series, Film 5: The Young and the Damned

Crime! Film 5: Los olvidados [The Young and the Damned] (Mexico, Luis Buñuel, 1950). Director Luis Buñuel takes an uncompromising look at the lives of slum children on the streets of Mexico City, by following the story of a young gang leader seeking revenge on the man who sent him to prison. The moral failings of society come to the fore, through the young criminals who are victims of circumstances far beyond their control. (In Spanish with English subtitles)

Room or Area: 
D634 and C610

Free and open to the public


Beth Gerwin | | (403) 332-4572