Un Chien Andalou (1928)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Sub-Genres - Surrealist Film, Satire  |   Run Time - 20 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Fledging director Luis Buñuel and painter Salvador Dali create this ultimate surrealist film, which is essentially a barrage of striking and irrational images designed to shock and provoke. During the course of the film, we witness a close-up of a woman's eye being slashed open with a razor; a man dragging a piano, two bishops, and a pair of rotting asses across a room; ants swarming around a hole in a man's palm; and sundry severed limbs and gratuitous slayings. Though this was originally a silent film, Buñuel later added a recorded score consisting of Liebestod from Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde and a number of popular tangos of the time.

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nightmare, surrealism, violence

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Cult Film, High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance