El Ángel Exterminador (The Exterminating Angel) (1967)
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The great screen surrealist Luis Buñuel co-wrote and directed this dark, bitterly witty satire. A group of people in formal dress arrives at an elegantly appointed home for a dinner party. However, once dinner is over and the guests retire to the drawing room, they discover that the servants have gone away, and for some reason they cannot leave. There is no explanation why -- there are no locked doors or barred windows preventing them from going home -- but the guests are convinced that they're
Aug 21, 1967 Wide
Feb 10, 2009
Altura Films International
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My feeling is that his canvas is too narrow and his social comment too plain to keep our interest fixed upon his people and their barren stewing for an hour and a half.
A macabre comedy, a mordant view of human nature that suggests we harbor savage instincts and unspeakable secrets.
Absurdity is relative; it requires a reality (or something less absurd) to be contrasted with.
Trained bears, sheep, and Bunuel's typical contempt for the church all mix to create a classic of cinema.
In typical fashion, Buñuel offers no explanation, but the way your head spins around this simple premise makes each scene more fun than the last.
Though less popular than other works, this is one of Bunuel's most philosophically profound and eccentric films, bearing undeniably disturbing effects on the viewers.
A blistering attack on social classes and conventions, The Exterminating Angel may be the best in a long line of Buñuel masterpieces.
Buñuel faz uma contundente crítica à burguesia através da sátira e do absurdo.
A deliciously sardonic black comedy in the best surrealistic tradition of auteur Luis Buñuel.
If not necessarily Buñuel's greatest film, this unclassifiable creation must count as one of the most twisted stunts ever mounted for the screen.
One of Luis Bunuel's masterworks, The Exterminating Angel is a brilliant surrealist allegory about a group of socialites who, inexplicably find themselves unable to leave their host's house, and gradually degenerate into violence and depravity.
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