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Un Chien Andalou / An Andalusian Dog


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  Un Chien Andalou  / An Andalusian Dog Review
Tookey's Rating
5 /10
 
Average Rating
7.75 /10
 
Starring
Simone Mareuil, Pierre Batcheff, Jaime Miravilles
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Directed by: Luis Bunuel
Written by: Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali

 
 
 
Released: 1928
   
Genre: DRAMA
SILENT
FOREIGN
IMPORTANT
   
Origin: France
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 0
 
 


 
Er, there is no plot.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Director Luis Bunuel's first film, which he co-wrote with surrealist artist Salvador Dali, was one of the most shocking films of its time, but is now more of a curiosity. It is not hard to imagine the impact on 1928 audiences of the opening shot, which is of a razor cutting a woman's eye (pictured, if you can bear to look). The rest of this 17-minute film sums up much of what is best and worst about Bunuel: his wild, macabre imagination on the one hand, his infantile desire to shock on the other.

"NOTHING in the film symbolises ANYTHING."

(Luis Bunuel)


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