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Un Chien Andalou

  • Film
Un chien andalou
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Time Out says

Prelude: a young woman sits compliantly as Buñuel takes a razor and slices her eye open. What follows is a documentary rendering of the dream state, of dream logic; and/or a surrealist exposition involving, for example, a swarm of ants, underarm hair, a striped box, all addressing each other opaquely; and/or a Freudian sexual smorgasbord, with everything symbolising something else; and/or a contrivance by two ambitious young Spaniards to offer as much outrageousness as an artistic alibi can cover. And so on. Originally a silent, but three soundtrack versions are around, one containing the original (disc) accompaniment of Tristan and Isolde plus a tango, the others with specially composed scores by, respectively, Mauricio Kagel and Martin Matalon.
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Release Details

  • Duration:16 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Luis Buñuel
  • Screenwriter:Salvador Dali, Luis Buñuel
  • Cast:
    • Jeanne Rucas
    • Jaime Miravilles
    • Pierre Batcheff
    • Luis Buñuel
    • Simone Mareuil
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