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June 25, 2011

The Exterminating Angel








Director - Luis Buñuel

Genre - Comedy/Drama/Fantasy


There is an air of sardonic humor aimed at the bourgeois throughout this film. The premise is quite peculiar but being a Luis Buñuel outing, it's really right up his alley. A party is held at a mansion with the who's who of society, the cream of the social strata. Bizarrely though, when it had gotten late and everybody was going to excuse themselves, they can't seem to leave! It's as if an unseen force is keeping them from the front door and they are trapped against their will in the place. Days and days go by. Will these well-mannered gentlemen and dainty ladies succumb to their baser instinct? An attack on high society by master surrealist Buñuel that hits the bullseye. This is a one of a kind experience in cinema not to be missed.

5 STARS!

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2 comments:

CavedogRob said...

I'd be the first to admit I do not understand everything that is going on in this film but I just find it more fascinating with each veiwing!

1minutefilmreview said...

That is true. every time you go back to this film, it just holds you in an unlikely trance. Why can't these people just leave? What's holding them back? It's funny and disturbing at the same time. Definitely a one of a kind experience. And thank you for stopping by Rob.