Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Un Chien Andalou (1929)




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A classic, revolutionary short film, Un Chien Andalou abandons linear narrative for a dream-like succession of provocative, unexplained images, from ants devouring a man's hand to the infamous eyeball slit by a razor. This collaboration between Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali is an essential masterpiece of the surrealist movement.
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Salvador Dalí
as Seminarist
Simone Mareuil
as Young girl
Luis Buñuel
as Man with a Razor
Jaime Miravilles
as Seminarist

Critic Reviews for Un Chien Andalou

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (3)

This is the avant-garde masterpiece with the razor across an eyeball and dead donkeys sprawled across pianos.

March 24, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Luis Buñuel began his movie career with the most notorious opening sequence in movie history.

February 7, 2004
Village Voice
Top Critic

A movie like this is a tonic. It assaults old and unconscious habits of moviegoing.

Full Review… | April 20, 2002
Chicago Sun-Times
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Plenty of movies follow dream logic. This has dream rhythm.

Full Review… | September 22, 2016

Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí deployed voguish ideas of Freudian free association, and Surrealist dream logic to unsettle bourgeois values and destabilize cinematic convention.

Full Review… | July 2, 2013
Scene 360

Decades later, Bunuel's first feature still is the seminal surrealist film, a powerful assemblage of shocking images aimed to provoke and irritate.

Full Review… | August 24, 2012

Audience Reviews for Un Chien Andalou

A mind-blowing piece of work that represents a landmark in Cinema due to its fantastic boldness for the time it came out, making use of Freudian symbolism not only to take us in a dream-like surrealist experience but also to challenge the very conception of narrative.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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"BWAAAHHHH!" -Hank Hill. That's what I said on the infamous eye scene. Another experimental short. "What the hell?" is what you're gonna say throughout its 20 minutes. What "Un Chien Andalou" offers is a high amount of shock-value and stand-alone scenes that are simply awe-inspiring for its time. C'mon, it made me flinch and engaged. For a short from the 20's, that's absolutely impressive if you ask me. There's not a true narrative to solidly put a finger on; its expected to be a motion picture that's to be interpreted, and what you get is a buffet line of symbolism to be picked apart. "Un Chien Andalou" is a film-lover's dessert.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

I just kept saying out loud, over and over, "What the hell am I watching?" Sure, it made me think more than many longer and plot filled movies have, but overall I was unnerved from the strange, dreamlike events that transpired.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

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