To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

The Garden of Delights

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

El jardín de las delicias
El jardin de las delicias.jpg
Directed byCarlos Saura
Written byCarlos Saura
Rafael Azcona
Produced byElías Querejeta
StarringJosé Luis López Vázquez
CinematographyLuis Cuadrado
Edited byPablo González del Amo
Music byLuis de Pablo
Release date
  • 5 November 1970 (1970-11-05) (Spain)
Running time
90 minutes

El jardín de las delicias, also known as The Garden of Delights in English language cinema, is a 1970 Spanish drama film co-written and directed by Carlos Saura.

The film was censured by contemporary Spanish Censorship because of its Franco bourgeois satire and Spanish Civil War references.

Plot summary

Antonio Cano, 45 years old, is an important businessman who was severely injured in a car accident. Because of this, he is temporarily paralyzed and suffers memory loss. His family, friends and business associates all try to recreate scenes from his life in order to revive his memory which, little by little, does begin to return. Each day Antonio is placed in his beautiful garden where he relives many memories, both real and imagined.

The name is a reference to the Hieronymus Bosch painting The Garden of Earthly Delights.

Cultural Significance

All of the striking scene changes and radical imagery are metaphors for the suppression and suffering of Spanish people under in Francoist Spain, who could only speak out about their plight by means of allegorical films/stories such as El jardín de las delicias.


  • José Luis López Vázquez as Antonio
  • Luchy Soto as Luchy
  • Francisco Pierrá as Don Pedro
  • Esperanza Roy as Nicole
  • Antonio Acebal
  • Alberto Alonso as Tony
  • Eduardo Calvo
  • Antonio Canal as Friend 3
  • Lina Canalejas as Tía
  • Roberto Cruz
  • Ignacio de Paúl
  • Luisa Fernanda Gaona
  • José Nieto as Friend 1
  • Yamil Omar
  • Mayrata O'Wisiedo as Nurse
  • Julia Peña as Julia
  • Luis Peña as Friend
  • Marisa Porcel
  • Porfiria Sanchíz as (voice) (as Porfiría Sanchís)
  • Charo Soriano as Actress
  • Gloria Berrocal as (uncredited)
  • Geraldine Chaplin as (uncredited), she appears on church
  • Luis de Pablo as (uncredited)


John Simon described The Garden of Delights as a 'near masterpiece'.[1]


  1. ^ Simon, John (1983). John Simon: Something to Declare Twelve Years Of Films From Abroad. Clarkson N. Potter Inc. p. 344.

External links

This page was last edited on 3 September 2021, at 00:40
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.