Release Date: July 15th, 2005
Based on John Steinbeck’s short novel, The Pearl is the tragic fable of a simple Mexican fisherman who finds a valuable pearl and begins fantasizing about untold wealth and luxury for himself and family. His more sensible wife is uncertain as to whether the pearl is an omen of good luck, but soon she, too, falls under its spell. The couple’s naivete leads to their being exploited and brutalized by sharpsters and thieves. Before the fisherman angrily hurls the pearl back into the sea, the gem brings about nothing but death and despair.