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Un Chien Andalou / An Andalusian Dog

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5 /10
Average Rating
7.75 /10
Simone Mareuil, Pierre Batcheff, Jaime Miravilles
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Directed by: Luis Bunuel
Written by: Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali

Released: 1928
Genre: DRAMA
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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