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27 Ratings

The Kneeling Goddess

La diosa arrodillada

Directed by Roberto Gavaldón
Mexico, 1947
Drama, Crime


A millionaire, Antonio, gives his wife a statue of a naked woman as a gift on their anniversary. The model who posed for the statue is Raquel (María Félix), Antonio’s mistress.

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The Kneeling Goddess Directed by Roberto Gavaldón

Critics reviews

The sets are nearly all white, filled with pseudo-classical columns and streamline-moderne furniture. The vulgar ostentation of this world reaches a delirious height when Félix winds up performing in a nightclub in Panama: a huge cavernous place continually seething with rowdy sailors, where she wears white satin and performs a maniacally up-tempo act with a wedding theme. Slumped over a table, drunken and disheveled, the ruined de Córdova watches her cavort with an expression of nausea.
July 24, 2015
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