Robinson Crusoe

Directed by Luis Bunuel
Music Video Distributors, Inc.
90 Minutes
Mexico, USA
Action, Classics
Not Rated
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The year is 1659. There is a shipwreck and the sole survivor, Robinson Crusoe, is washed ashore on a deserted tropical island. Suddenly faced with a hostile and unknown wilderness, he carves out a life for himself with his bare hands. And remarkably, he learns how to survive the maddening absence of human companionship and intense loneliness. Based on Daniel Defoe's immortal classic, it is a story about the human spirit's ability to endure what seem insurmountable challenges. Virtually unseen for decades, this classic adaptation directed by Luis Bunuel has been recently restored.


  • Dan O'Herlihy
  • Jaime Fernández
  • Highest Rating
    "Buñuel's "Crusoe" holds up like the benchmark telling of the story it has long been, the version every adaption since has referred to, even those that modernized its values and morality."
    Roger Moore, Tribune News Service
  • Highest Rating
    "Pairing the voices of Defoe, whose hero survives by practice of the continence and punctiliousness that is the heritage of Anglo-Saxon Puritanism, and Buñuel, the Jesuit schoolboy turned high priest of heresy, may on the surface seem a dubious decision, but they sing in a weird harmony. "
    Nick Pinkerton, 4 Columns

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