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Tookey's Rating
4 /10
Average Rating
8.09 /10
Lya Lys, Gaston Modot, Max Ernst
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Directed by: Luis Bunuel
Written by: Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali

Released: 1930
Origin: France
Length: 63

Two bourgeois lovers (Lya Lys and Gaston Modot) constantly find that their lovemaking is being interrupted.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Once-daring avant-garde film full of surreal , sexual and anti-clerical images. Audiences pelted the screen with ink and stink-bombs at its first Paris screening and got it banned in France until 1979, so of course it has been hailed as a classic. Actually, it's pretty puerile.

"It is LOVE that brings about the transition from pessimism to action: Love, denounced in the bourgeois demonology as the root of all evil. For love demands the sacrifice of every other value: status, family, and honor."
(Bunuel & Dali, in the programme which accompanied the first screening of the film)

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