Luis Buñuel made this adaptation of one of the world’s most famous
shipwreck novels, Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, during his
Mexican period. Despite the fact that the film veers from Buñuel’s
“usual” style, for most it is considered the best film version of
Defoe’s book, since the director left his personal touch on the story,
and when that director is Buñuel, there’s little room for mediocrity..