142 user 93 critic

Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Un chien andalou (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy, Horror | 6 June 1929 (France)
0:41 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.


(as Louis Bunuel)


(scenario) (as Salvador Dali), (scenario) (as Louis Bunuel)



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès, François Lallement, Jules-Eugène Legris
L'Age d'Or (1930)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A surrealist tale of a man and a woman passionately in love with one another, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Caridad de Laberdesque
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur
Belle de Jour (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Enrique Rambal
Viridiana (1961)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Silvia Pinal, Fernando Rey, Francisco Rabal
Short | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Director: Edwin S. Porter
Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene
Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Silvia Pinal, Claudio Brook, Enrique Álvarez Félix
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Stars: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barsky, Grigori Aleksandrov
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov
Stars: Mikhail Kaufman
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

One of Luis Bunuel's most free-form and purely Surrealist films, consisting of a series of only vaguely related episodes - most famously, the dinner party scene where people sit on ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Adolfo Celi, Michel Piccoli


Complete credited cast:
Young girl (as Simonne Mareuil)
Man (as Pierre Batchef)


A surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dalí. Director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic images including the slitting open of a woman's eye and a dead horse being pulled along on top of a piano. A mysterious film open to interpretations ranging from deep to it all meaning absolutely nothing. It is certain that this short (17 minute) film presented something new in the cinema of its day. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Short | Fantasy | Horror


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

6 June 1929 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Un Chien Andalou  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


David Bowie began every concert in his 1976 "Station to Station" tour by showing this film. (If you've ever heard an audience groan at the opening scene, imagine an entire auditorium, most of whom were undoubtedly seeing it for the first time.) See more »


When the young woman with the box is about to be run over by a car, she raises her hands. At that moment she is not holding the box. In the next shot just before the accident she is holding the box again. See more »


Referenced in Circumstances (2008) See more »


Prelude Tristan und Isolde
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed on the BBC radio service
Alfred Hitchcock's 1930 film "Murder!", inspired by the soundtrack from Un Chien Andalou?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Perhaps the most influencing movie in the history of cinema
26 May 2001 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

This is a truly ground-breaking movie. Surrealist geniuses Dali and Bunuel combined their powers and produced this short collection of shocking scenes. This is the film that first showed that art is not there only to please the audience but also to annoy and depict our darkest thoughts and dreams. The proof of its success is that nowadays the shock value is almost zero (except the ultra-famous eye scene). What then seemed an outrageous and demoralizing attempt is now common practice. I still think though that given their talents, they could do an even better movie if they were more serious about it, but one should not forget they were two young guys trying to revolt against the establishment.

27 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
how many surrealists does it take to screw in a light bulb? napalmkids
If I loved Un chien andalou... marino_touchdowns
Pixies funky_32monkey
where can i watch this film? chaotic-attraction
Top 10 most influential films bdcortright
Lost... c_ritchieo
Discuss Un Chien Andalou (1929) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: