- Director: Fernando Arrabal
- Writer: Fernando Arrabal
- Producer: Bernard Legargeant; Ken Legargeant
This is what happens when a surrealist is allowed to run amok...
A load of un-perplexing nonsense.
Arrabal obviously suffered from delusion and unfounded self-importance - for what he actually produced was a shallow and infantile indictment on society...delivered with a sledgehammer subtlety.
Any first year film school student could have made this - unfortunately, they still do.
When his mother dies, the police want to talk to Aden Rey, but Aden, a guilt-ridden epileptic, has left for the desert. There he comes upon Marvel, a noble savage. Aden, Marvel, and Marvel's goat become companions through travels, a wedding, an examination of Aden's role in his mother's passing, a trial, additional deaths, and various meals. There are also flashbacks to Aden's childhood and his relationship to his mother. Meanwhile, the police step up their efforts to find Aden.